The rise in multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is considered a global healthcare issue that requires new and effective solutions urgently. A promising approach to combat this global challenge entails the use of synthetic mimics that imitate naturally-occurring antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), wherein the bacteria can be killed effectively with limited resistance development.


Chemical Engineering

Research Area

Antimicrobial resistance | Polymer chemistry | Infectious diseases | Antibiotics

The candidate will have the opportunity to learn organic and polymer chemistry synthesis, purification, and characterization techniques.

The candidate will learn and develop multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in chemical synthesis and microbiology. Furthermore, the candidate will contribute to the generation of key data that may lead to publications and potential translation into real world applications.

ARC Future Fellow and UNSW Scientia Senior Lecturer Edgar Wong
ARC Future Fellow and UNSW Scientia Senior Lecturer

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