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Dr Allan Torres
|Dr Allan Torres|
|Contact Details||Dr Allan Torres|
Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Group | School of Science
Campbelltown Campus - Building 17.G.07
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751
Phone: [+61 2] 4620 3459
"Development of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance methods, protein structure determination and platypus venom characterisation".
Dr Allan Torres is involved in a wide range of research projects, from theoretical and applied NMR studies to platypus venom research. He has considerable experience in devising and utilizing various NMR methods for the study of bioactive molecules, molecular interactions and cells. He is currently developing new NMR methods focused on improving the efficiency of NMR diffusion experiments.
Dr Torres has been involved in determining three-dimensional structures of many biologically important protein molecules such as human insulin growth factor II (hIGF-II), platypus venom peptides (DLP-1, DLP-2, DLP-4 and OvCNPa), snake (bucandin and nawaprin) and scorpion peptides (Cnerg1), and polypeptide fragments of HERG and TASKS potassium channels. He together with Prof Philip Kuchel discovered novel D-amino acid containing peptides and the enzyme (L-to-D peptide isomerase) responsible for their creation in the platypus venom.
A Torres Publications (PDF, 1033.05 KB) (opens in a new window)