New Polymerisation Processes For The Synthesis Of Novel Biopolymers

Grant number: DP0877914 | Funding period: 2008 - 2012



Synthetic peptide-based vaccines, formed via polymerisation of small bioactive motifs, possess several advantages over traditional approaches and promise to be the multi-disease targeting vaccines of the future. Disease targets will include influenza and hepatitis C viruses and a toxin from enteropathogenic Escherichia coli. These three diseases are in desperate need of novel vaccine approaches and the chemistries described in this proposal represent a conceptual leap over traditional, and so far ineffective approaches investigated thus far. Synthetic antifreeze proteins and bioelastomers will also be constructed using our catalysis driven polymerisation process and applied to unmet medical ..

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