Ms Aimee Horsfall
Aimee graduated from a Bachelor of Science (Molecular & Drug Design) in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide in 2015. She then went on to complete a Master of Philosophy in Chemical Science at the University of Adelaide, with a focus on the secondary structure of peptides constrained with a fluorescent linker, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Abell. Continuing under Professor Abell's guidance, Aimee is currently undertaking a PhD in Chemistry working on structurally constrained peptides and their interaction with proteins, with an aim to develop fluorescent peptide-based protein-protein interaction inhibitors. She is also a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP) and the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS).
The main research focus of my PhD encompasses synthesising peptides to probe protein-protein interaction sites. This information allows us to design and then synthesise constrained peptides, with restricted secondary structure, to act as competitive inhibitors of disease-related protein-protein interactions. I also look at how we can better detect these compounds within a biological system by using fluorescent peptide constraints as part of my work with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP) and the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS).
|2017||Chemistry Workshop Leader||University of Adelaide, Adelaide|
|2015||Chemistry Practical Demonstrator||University of Adelaide, Adelaide|
|2017||University of Adelaide, Adelaide||Australia||Doctorate of Philosophy|
|2015 - 2017||University of Adelaide, Adelaide||Australia||Master of Philosophy|
|2012 - 2014||University of Adelaide, Adelaide||Australia||Bachelor of Science (Molecular & Drug Design)|
Aimee demonstrates undergraduate chemistry practical labs on a weekly basis during the University semesters, and is also involved with leading undergraduate chemistry workshops.