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DR Laila Huq


  • Protein and Peptide structure-function relationships
  • Therapeutics (Oral Diseases)



Member of

  • IADR/AADR Mineralized Tissue Group. member 2001 -
  • International Association for Dental Research. member 1996 -


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, University of New South Wales 1988
  • MSc (Hons), University of Auckland 1984
  • BSc, University of Auckland 1982

Awards and honors

  • IADR Hatton Award, 1997
  • Colgate Travel Award, 1996


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Nanotechnology: Structure-Function Studies of Casein Phosphopeptides
    Structure-function studies and biomimetics of phosphorylated peptides and proteins.
    Evolutionary Bioinformatics of Cysteine Protease and Protease Inhibitors.
    The interaction of proteases with inhibitors using the Biacore 3000.
    Natural inhibitors of bacterial pathogen proteases.
    Biacore 3000 Kinetics and affinity analysis of nanotechnology therapeutics.

    These projects provide  opportunities for highly motivated and enthusiastic students to undertake a multidisciplinary research project that has commercialization potential.