The human gut microbiome is essential for digestion and nutrient absorption. With industrialisation having dramatically changed the way we eat, what effects has this had on our intestinal flora?
Author: Chloe Larcombe
I am a PhD candidate working at the Australian National University, Canberra. My research involves developing methodologies for the late-stage modification of peptides and proteins. Outside of the lab I love to read books and admire nature.
COVID-19 Vaccines: How They Work and the Threat Posed by Mutations
Binding of the spike protein is essential for the immune response generated from many COVID-19 vaccines. Mutations on this protein may pose a threat to the efficacy and reliability of our current vaccination strategies.
Our Atmospheric Shield: Decline in Global CFC-11 Emissions Positive News for Ozone Recovery
CFC-11 is an industrially useful but ozone depleting chemical. The recently reported decline in global CFC-11 emissions grants the ozone layer a reprieve to heal.
Selectivity by Electricity: Modification of Peptides for Potential Therapeutics
Peptides are becoming increasingly of interest as potential therapeutics, however, often they require chemical modifications. As peptides are polymers made up of repeating units of amino acids; how can we selectively modify one site over another?