Researcher biography

Dr Evelyne Deplazes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland (UQ) and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the UTS. Her lab combines molecular simulations and biophysical chemistry experiments to study how small molecules and peptides interact with biological membranes and membrane proteins, with a particular focus on pore-forming and membrane-disrupting peptides. Dr Deplazes aims to use the knowledge and tools from her research to help develop new pharmaceuticals or understand fundamental processes such as membrane permeation or pore formation. Current projects are focused on developing adjuvant drugs to improve the treatment of invasive fungal infections and understanding the relationship between the haemolytic and antimicrobial activity of membrane-disrupting peptides.


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