Peptides and Proteins for Fighting Pests and Protecting the Environment (2023–2027)

This project aims to use peptides and proteins to fight pests and protect the environment, which is significant because current practices have unintended harmful effects and are unsustainable. Achieving these aims must first involve scientific development of ecofriendly lead molecules. This project will develop platform technologies for the design of bioactive peptides or proteins based on molecules used naturally for highly selective functions in communication and defence. Expected outcomes include novel peptide and protein leads and improved strategies for developing them, which will lead to new and safer ways of protecting biodiversity and food security that are expected to reduce our environmental footprint and bring economic benefits.
Grant type:
ARC Future Fellowships
  • Senior Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Funded by:
Australian Research Council