Dr Waleed Hussein

Research Fellow/Senior Research off

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
+61 7 344 36285


Research Interests

  • Peptide-based vaccines
    I focus on the development of peptide-based vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer. This includes (1) synthesis of adjuvanting moieties for stimulation of immune system; (2) applying different methods for conjugation of peptides and lipids; (3) determination of the size, shape and charge of the self-assembled vaccine particles; (4) investigate the biological efficiency of vaccines in both in vitro and in vivo.
  • Gene delivery
    Currently, I am working on the development of targeted nanoparticle delivery system to deliver the siRNA to cytoplasm. This delivery system includes peptide-based, micelles and/or liposome formulations.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Research), Helwan University
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, Cairo University


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  • Hussein, Waleed M., Stephenson, Rachel J. and Toth, Istvan eds. (2021). Peptide Conjugation : Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, New York, NY United States: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1617-8

  • Waleed Hussein, Mariusz Skwarczynski and Istvan Toth eds. (2019). Peptide synthesis: methods and protocols. New York, NY USA: Humana New York. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0227-0

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Aljohani, Salwa, Hussein, Waleed M., Toth, Istvan and Simerska, Pavla (2019). Carbohydrates in vaccine development. Controlled Release Asia Meeting, Singapore, 24-25 September, 2018. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Bentham Science Publishers. doi: 10.2174/1567201816666190702153612

  • Nevagi, Reshma Jayprakash, Dai, Wei, Khalil, Zeinab, Hussein, Waleed, Capon, Robert, Skwarczynski, Mariusz and Toth, Istvan (2019). Development of polymer-based nanoparticulate intranasal lipopeptide vaccine constructs against group A streptococcus. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Orlando, FL, United States, 31 March - 4 April, 2019. Washington, DC, United States: American Chemical Society.

  • Skwarczynski, Mariusz, Liu, Tzu-Yu, Hussein, Waleed M., Jia, Zhongfan, Ziora, Zyta M., McMillan, Nigel A. J., Monteiro, Michael J. and Toth, Istvan (2014). Synthesis of therapeutic vaccine against cervical cancer. 4th Asia-Pacific International Peptide Symposium in conjunction with 50th Japanese Peptide Symposium, Osaka, Japan, 6-8 November 2013. Osaka, Japan: Japanese Peptide Society.

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