Aimee Horsfall

Ms Aimee Horsfall

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


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).

Aimee demonstrates undergraduate chemistry practical labs on a weekly basis during the University semesters, and is also involved with leading undergraduate chemistry workshops. 

  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Phone: 83166285
  • Email: aimee.horsfall@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs Building, floor 1
  • Room: 1 - pod
  • Org Unit: Chemistry

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