Our carbohydrate chemistry research spans drug discovery, cancer immunology, polysaccharide analysis, gut health and the formulation of new renewable polymers.
We synthesise powerful inhibitors of therapeutically relevant nucleoside processing enzymes based on experimental knowledge of the enzyme transition states.
The immunoactive compounds we design and synthesise with the Malaghan Institute are being developed as novel treatments for cancer and allergic diseases.
We synthesise heparan sulfate structures on dendritic cores as potential therapeutics and research the role of natural heparan sulfate in bone repair.
Our expertise in the structural analysis of complex carbohydrates enables us to research the role of carbohydrates and beneficial bacteria in human gut health.
We create new renewable polymers and research their use in formulations and manufacturing technologies.
A list of the analytical instruments and synthesis facilities that support the research and services offered by the Ferrier Research Institute.
Millions of people suffer from diseases for which there are no effective drugs. New treatments are being developed at Victoria for these unmet medical needs.