Understanding how a family of chloride pumps and channels are regulated

Grant number: DP150100673 | Funding period: 2015 - 2019



This project examines how a major family of chloride channels and pumps, found in nearly all organisms, works at the molecular level and how it is modulated by chemical signals from within cells. The expected outcomes are to demonstrate novel mechanisms general to these essential proteins and to provide fundamental insights in understanding vital physiological processes across all kingdoms of life. Ultimately, this work aims to lead to the development of novel engineered proteins that can act as sub-microscopic electrical 'switches' and highly specific sensors for a variety of molecules for nanotechnology and biotechnology applications.

University of Melbourne Researchers