Infectious Disease Responses & Oncoviruses

Research interests in this group concern the development and application of molecular based methods, particularly mass spectrometry, to improve the identification, characterization and responses to viruses that cause infectious disease and cancer.

A particular focus has been to arrest the impact of the influenza virus. Recent work has involved the identification and development of new antiviral inhibitors to the virus by exploring their mode of action using experimental and computational approaches. Companion studies, with colleagues in the centre, that involve the development of bioinformatics approaches and algorithms have helped us to achieve these objectives.

Additional collaborative research conducted by the group involves the application of a pioneering protein footprinting technology (RP-MS) to study proteins and their complexes and oxidative damage to them associated with disease pathogenesis.

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