Crans & Lay receive the University of Sydney’s International Research Collaboration Award

Posted: November 30th, 2015

Collaborative research to study vanadium anti-diabetic drugsProf Peter Lay and Prof Debbie Crans

Professor Debbie Crans and Professor Peter Lay recently received the University of Sydney’s International Research Collaboration Award.

Professor Crans visited the University of Sydney earlier this month to establish collaborations with Peter Lay, who has complementary expertise in this field.

Vanadium complexes have been shown to have efficacy in the treatment of diabetes for over 100 years and have reached phase II clinical trials. However, the issues for their progression into the clinic have been an incomplete understanding of their speciation in the body, the nature of the active form(s), and the mode of action of the drugs. This grant will be enable long-term collaborations to be established on speciation of vanadium anti-diabetic drugs in the gastrointestinal tract, blood and target cells to enhance recent important breakthroughs in our research groups in this area and the mode(s) of action of the drugs.

Read more about the collaboration here.