Centre for Micro-Photonics

Antimicrobial peptides in living cells

Mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides in living cells

Antimicrobial resistance is a looming threat for humanity. Antimicrobial peptides hold promise as alternatives to conventional antibiotics.

In collaboration with Professor Mrinal Bhave and Professor Enzo Palombo, we're investigating the mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides on a range of different microbes.

Funding for this project is from the ARC Discovery Projects Scheme in 2011: Imaging the action of antimicrobial peptides in living cells.