The Tuck Group

Chemical Biology | Medicinal Chemistry | Environmental Sensors

Welcome to the website of Dr Kellie Tuck and her research group.

We are based within the School of Chemistry at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

See research for an overview of our current research directions and publications for already published work.

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News

Feb 5, 2016:
Our paper entitled "Cellular uptake and photo-cytotoxicity of a gadolinium(III)-DOTA-naphthalimide complex “clicked” to a lipidated Tat peptide" has been accepted for publication in Molecules. Well done to Maggie for her contribution!
Jan 17, 2016:
Our paper entitled "Luminescent alkyne-bearing terbium(III) complexes and their application to bioorthogonal protein labeling" has been accepted for publication in Inorganic Chemistry. Well done to Maggie for her contribution!
Jan 5, 2016:
Our paper entitled "Exploiting the Biginelli reaction: nitrogen-rich pyrimidine-based tercyclic α-helix mimetics" has been accepted for publication in Tetrahedron. Well done, Ze!
Dec 4, 2015:
Congratulations to Anjali Sairaman, Tim Newbegin and Maggie Aulsebrook who presented their work as posters at the 40th Annual Synthetic Symposium.
Further congratulations to Maggie Aulsebrook who was awarded a poster prize!
Dec 4, 2015:
Farewell to Stephanie Ong, who completed a student placement in our lab. All the very best for your future studies!
Nov 6, 2015:
Congratulations to Rahad Rahman and Ethan Watkins who finished their honours degree today. Good luck with your future endeavours!
Oct 2, 2015:
Our paper entitled "Stability and toxicity of tris-tolyl bismuth(V) dicarboxylates and their biological activity towards Leishmania major" is an advance article in Dalton Transactions. Well done, Yih Ching!
Oct 1, 2015:
Congratulations to Ethan Watkins and Rahad Rahman who presented their final Honours talks today. Good luck to you both for your remaining weeks.
Sep 30, 2015:
Congratulations to Anjali Sairaman and Yih Ching Ong who presented their work as posters at the Victorian Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology Symposium. Further congratulations to Yih Ching who was awarded a poster prize!
Sep 16, 2015:
A paper entitled "Lanthanide complexes as luminogenic probes for measuring sulfide levels in industrial samples" has been accepted for publication in Analytica Chimica Acta.
Sep 14, 2015:
Welcome to Stephanie Ong, who is doing a student placement in the lab for 12 weeks. Stephanie is studying an undergraduate Chemistry degree at the Nanyang Polytech. We hope you enjoy your time here, Stephanie!
Sep 3, 2015:
A paper entitled "Insights on virulence from the complete genome of Staphylococcus capitis" has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Microbiology.
Sep 1, 2015:
A paper entitled "M2 macrophage accumulation in the aortic wall during angiotensin II infusion in mice is associated with fibrosis, elastin loss, and elevated blood pressure" has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
Jul 24, 2015:
Our paper entitled "Coumarin-based fluorescent sensors for zinc(II) and hypochlorite" has been accepted for publication in Supramolecular Chemistry. Well done, Maggie!
Jul 22, 2015:
Congratulations to Anjali Sairaman on coming runner-up in the Faculty of Science 3 Minute Thesis competition! A fantastic result!
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Apr 19, 2015:
Farewell to Dr Ze Lim who is leaving the group to take up a postdoctoral position at the University of Sydney with Dr Liz New. Good luck, Ze!
Apr 14, 2015:
Our paper entitled "Inhibition of N‐Type Calcium Channels by Fluorophenoxyanilide Derivatives" has been accepted for publication in Marine Drugs. It is the first paper from Elle’s Honours work. Well done to all involved.
Apr 13, 2015:
Welcome to Sri Vanarasi, a joint PhD student supervised by myself and Prof. Neil Cameron (Material Eng).
Mar 2, 2015:
Welcome to Nick Patton. Nick will be undertaking a third year project unit (CHM3990) with us this semester. He will be investigating novel strategies for the luminescent detection of biologically- and environmentally-significant anions. Good luck, Nick!
Feb 10, 2015:
Welcome to Ethan Watkins and Rahad Raman, who are undertaking Honours in the group this year. Ethan and Rahad will work on the development of luminescent sensors for zinc(II), using different approaches. Hope you both have an enjoyable, stimulating and productive time in the lab this year!
Feb 4, 2015:
Welcome to Anjali Sairaman, a joint Monash-IITB student who is in the third year of her PhD. Anjali will be spending a year in the lab, continuing her work on Conotoxin mimetics. Good luck with your research, Anjali, and we hope you enjoy your time here!
Jan 14, 2015:
Our paper entitled "Generation of pseudocontact shifts in proteins with lanthanides using small "clickable" nitrilotriacetic acid and iminodiacetic acid tags" has been accepted for publication in Chemistry - A European Journal.
Jan 12, 2015:
Welcome to Calum Butler. Calum will be undertaking a CHM2990 summer project with us. He will be investigating novel strategies for the luminescent detection of biologically-important anions. Enjoy your time in the lab, Calum!
Dec 17, 2014:
Congratulations to Dr Sunny Kim who graduated today! Sunny, we wish you all the best for your future.
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Dec 10, 2014:
Congratulations to Maggie on presenting her poster at the RACI National congress 2014 in Adelaide!
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Dec 5, 2014:
Tim and Maggie presented their work at the 39th Annual Synthesis symposium. Great work!
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Nov 21, 2014:
Ethan Watkins gave an excellent third year talk today. Well done! We hope to see you next year!
Sep 3, 2014:
Our paper entitled "Enantioselective Total Syntheses of the Proposed Structures of Prevezol B and Evaluation of Anti-Cancer Activity" has just been accepted for publication in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. It is the second paper from Anna’s PhD work. Well done to Anna and everyone else involved!
Jul 28, 2014:
Welcome to Ethan Watkins. Ethan will be undertaking a third year project unit (CHM3990) with us this semester. He will be investigating novel strategies for the detection of Zn(II). Good luck, Ethan!
Jul 18, 2014:
Congratulations to Sunny on the submission of her PhD thesis titled “Absolute Molecular Configuration Strategies Using Preparative Gas Chromatography and Multidimensional Gas Chromatography with Spectroscopy”.
Jul 11, 2014:
Farewell to Matt Probert. Matt has completed his student placement and will be having a well-deserved holiday in Australia before returning to the UK to complete his degree. Good luck, Matt!
May 28, 2014:
Congratulations to Maggie on presenting her poster at the Biosensor 2014 conference!
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May 20, 2014:
Dr Zelong Lim and Dr Anna Leung will be attending their doctoral graduation tonight. Congratulations to you both!
Also congratulations to Elle Gleeson who will be graduating with first class honours!
May 12, 2014:
Our paper entitled "An iterative in silico and modular synthetic approach to aqueous soluble tercyclic α-helix mimetics" has just been accepted for publication in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. It is the first paper from Ze’s PhD work. Well done to Ze and everyone else involved!
May 5, 2014:
Good luck to Dr Anna Leung who is leaving the group to take up a position at ANSTO.
Apr 16, 2014:
Our paper entitled "The synthesis of luminescent lanthanide-based chemosensors for the detection of zinc ions" has just been published online in Tetrahedron. It reports part of the work conducted by Maggie Aulsebrook during her Honours year. Well done to Maggie and everyone else involved!
Apr 7, 2014:
Welcome to Matt Probert, who is doing a student placement in the lab for 14 weeks. Matt is studying an undergraduate Chemistry degree at the University of Warwick. We hope you enjoy your time here, Matt!
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