New Paper in ChemBioChem

Congratulations Dr Naasson Mbenza for our new paper in ChemBioChem. In this paper, Naasson found out CO is an inhibitor of the human oxygen sensing enzyme PHD2 by using CORM-2 as a in situ CO donor. Thanks Naasson for your perseverance and hard work, and to our collaborators for your help and support! You can … Read more

Setting Up New Laboratory at Bio21

Very excited that the first major delivery for the new laboratory has arrived today (centrifuges, pipettes & thermomixer in case you are curious) just in time before the imminent lockdown in Victoria. Looking forward to more deliveries and to finally start doing some experiments here at the Bio21 Institute. Thanks Vito (new MSc student) for … Read more

Dr Ryan Dixon

Congratulations Dr Ryan Dixon for successfully passing his PhD oral examination today! Ryan accomplished an amazing multidisciplinary PhD (with A/Prof. Sperry, Prof. Curtis and Ivan) that involved organic chemistry, chemical biology and cell biology to identify compounds and cellular targets that relates to neuroplasticity. He is now postdoc with Maurice at the FMHS! Well done … Read more

New Paper in BMCL

Congratulations Dr Oi Wei Mak and Nabangshu Sharma for our new paper in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters! In this work, Oi Wei applied virtual screening to identify novel inhibitors that disrupt the binding interactions between Hsp90 C-terminal domain and its co-chaperones. This was confirmed experimentally by Oi Wei and Nabangshu. Thanks also to our … Read more

New Paper in Analytical Methods

Congratulations Nnabangshu and team for our new paper published in the RSC journal Analytical Methods. In this paper, Nabangshu developed and optimised a MALDI-TOF assay to study the enzyme PC-PLC. The new MALDI assay is superior existing enzyme-coupled assays that may suffer from false positives. This is Nabangshu’s first ‘first author’ paper – Very well … Read more

Faculty of Science InScight magazine

Our research are being featured in the December 2020 edition of the Faculty of Science InScight magazine! Check out how we at the Centre for Green Chemical Science are finding new ways to make the food that we eat more sustainable – https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/news/2020/11/25/greening-our-food-production-and-supply-chains.html