Sara Pandidan, mentee in the 2018 MedTech-Pharma program in VIC (La Trobe University)

Sara Pandidan received her bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry following with a master degree in Analytical Chemistry at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran in 2014. She is currently working towards a Doctor of Philosophy at La Trobe University, under Associate Professor Dr Mechler’s supervision.

Her field of research is in finding the interaction of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) with model membranes, in order to find the cell killing mechanism of these potential alternatives to antibiotics. During her study, she was granted beam times at ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) to use neutron beams to study the peptide-membrane interaction.

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