Anti-inflammatory and cytotoxicity agents from insect-fungi

Anti-inflammatory and cytotoxicity agents from insect-fungi

Title of Project

Anti-inflammatory and cytotoxicity agents from insect-fungi

Name of Advisor/s

Phurpa Wangchuk

College

College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science

Summary of Project

North Queensland is rich in insect-fungi. The fungi produces numerous compounds that modulates immune system of their host. Taking cues from this, the project aims to isolate, identify and characterize anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic (cancer cell lines) compounds from the selected insect-fungi.

Key Words

Anti-inflammatory, cytotoxicity, insect-fungi

Would suit an applicant who

Preferable (not essential) to have candidates with background on: natural products/medicinal chemistry, analytical technology (NMR, HPLC, LCMS and GCMS), drug discovery and in vivo experimental design.