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Welcome to the Membrane Proteins in Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory

The McDevitt laboratory is part of the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases in the School of Biological Sciences.

The primary research interest of my group is the role of membrane proteins in bacterial pathogenesis.

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Membrane proteins account for about one-third of the proteins encoded by the genome but the challenges in their isolation and handling have meant that they have remained relatively poorly characterised compared to their soluble counterparts.

The research focus of the group is to characterise membrane transport proteins involved in bacterial pathogenesis, by use of state-of-the-art molecular, biochemical and biophysical techniques.

Membrane Proteins in Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory

North Terrace Campus
Level 4, Molecular Life Sciences
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


Chris McDevitt
T: +61 8 8313 0413
F: +61 8 8313 7532