John V. Smith

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The didjeridu (didgeridoo) or yidaki of the Australian Aboriginal people consists of the narrow trunk of a small Eucalypt tree that has been hollowed out by the action of termites, cut to a length of about 1.5 m, smoothed, and decorated. It is lip-blown like a trumpet and produces a simple drone in the frequency range 55 to 80 Hz. Interest arises from the(More)
A 25-residue peptide representing the membrane targeting N-terminal splice region of the cyclic AMP phos-phodiesterase RD1 (RNPDE4A1) was synthesized, and its structure was determined by 1 H NMR. Two independently folding helical regions were identified, separated by a highly mobile " hinge " region. The first helical region was formed by an N-terminal(More)
The synthesis and characterization of isotopomer tandem nucleic acid mass tag-peptide nucleic acid (TNT-PNA) conjugates is described along with their use as electrospray ionisation-cleavable (ESI-Cleavable) hybridization probes for the detection and quantification of target DNA sequences by electrospray ionisation tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS).(More)
The proposed project is for undertaking a research on swimming cells, e.g. bacteria, green algae and sperm interactions with external force fields such as flow, gravity, viscosity gradients, ultrasound. The challenge of the project is to understand how the cells navigate under external physical stimuli, provide a physical description and modelling of these(More)
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