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Cryle Laboratory

Reengineering Glycopeptide Antibiotics

Welcome to the Cryle Lab

My group focus on antibiotic discovery: specifically, how to make new antibiotics to overcome the severe threat posed to modern medicine by antimicrobial resistance (e.g. MRSA).

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Infection and Immunity Programs and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Associate Professor Max Cryle

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

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Our research

We focus on antibiotics: understanding how these compounds are made in nature, how we can re-engineer these natural systems to produce new antibiotics as well as developing novel approaches to treat bacterial infections. Given the importance of antibiotics for human health, our ultimate goal is to develop novel antibiotic therapies that we so badly need to deal with serious bacterial infections and the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.

1. Exploiting biocatalysis and chemical synthesis to generate new antibiotics

2. Redesigning antibiotic biosynthesis to enable production of modified antibiotics

3. Overcoming antimicrobial resistance by exploiting novel strategies to kill superbugs

Lab members

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