Building new mRNA drugs

 Supervisor A/Prof Timothy Mercer and Dr Helen Gunter

The potential of mRNA was demonstrated by the rapid development of mRNA vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. In our laboratory, we are building the next generation of mRNA technologies. We take inspiration from nature to build mRNAs that can re-program cells, replace mutated genes, or express synthetic receptors. Students will learn computational skills needed to design new mRNA drugs, synthetic biology principles to manufacturing mRNA, and use next-generation sequencing to analyse mRNA expression. Students will also be equipped with the scientific and entrepreneurial skills needed for leading roles in the mRNA industry. Please join us if you would like to help build the next generation of mRNA technologies for health, industry, and agriculture.
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Group Leader: A/Prof Timothy Mercer
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