PhD commendation

John Horsley Low Res Edit 01417 July 2015:

Congratulations to CNBP researcher John Horsley, who has just been awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence from the University of Adelaide.  A Commendation is awarded when all examiners consider the thesis to be ‘outstanding’.

John’s thesis, titled “The Effects of Macrocyclic Constraints on Electron Transfer in Peptides”, examined the importance of secondary structure characteristics to proteins/peptides, and its relevance to electronic transport.

Currently, John is working on synthesizing a light-driven peptide-based sensor to detect changes in ligand/receptor interactions for the CNBP.