Our research interests lie at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics and are directed towards gaining an understanding of the fundamental chemistry that underlies biological function. For example, how is an enzyme is capable of accelerating chemical reactions? Or, how do mutations allow enzymes to evolve new functions?
Our group is also interested in applied science and using chemical techniques to manipulate biological systems, which can include the design of small molecules (drugs) that change the function of biological molecules or engineering proteins to make them function according to our needs.
|Designer optical sensors: the molecular basis of learning||Potential|
|Drug design and protein engineering of a new class of enzymes||Potential|
|Understanding the dynamic nature of enzyme function||Potential|