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Department of Biochemistry
Research summary
Structural biology of infectious diseases


Kurt Krause is a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Otago.

He has a longstanding interest in structure and function in biology and his research areas include the structure and function of enzymes and proteins important in infectious diseases, such as bacterial pathogenesis factors, antibiotic targets, viral immunomodulatory proteins, and bioluminescence related proteins.


Eruera, A.-R., McSweeney, A. M., McKenzie-Goldsmith, G. M., Opel-Reading, H. K., Thomas, S. X., Campbell, A. C., … Ward, V. K., & Krause, K. L. (2023). Crystal structure of inhibitor-bound GII.4 Sydney 2012 norovirus 3C-like protease. Viruses, 15(11), 2202. doi: 10.3390/v15112202 Journal - Research Article

Olivier, F., Roberts, S., Morris, A., Krause, K., & Baker, M. (2023). The arrival of Candida auris in Aotearoa NZ: Risk assessment and actions needed. The Briefing, (30 March). Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Cooper, H. B., Krause, K. L., & Gardner, P. P. (2023). Finding priority bacterial ribosomes for future structural and antimicrobial research based upon global RNA and protein sequence analysis. PeerJ, 11, e14969. doi: 10.7717/peerj.14969 Journal - Research Article

Torbati, E., Stuart, G., Krause, K., Brown, C., & Wise, L. (2023). Methods to assess chemokine binding and anti-chemotactic activity of virus proteins. In A. R. Lucas (Ed.), Chemokine-glycosaminoglycan interactions: Methods and protocols: Methods in molecular biology (Vol. 2597). (pp. 217-234). New York, N Y: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2835-5_16 Chapter in Book - Research

Lawer, A., Tyler, C., Hards, K., Keighley, L. M., Cheung, C.-Y., Kierek, F., Su, S., … McInnes, T., Tyndall, J. D. A., Krause, K. L., Cook, G. M., & Gamble, A. B. (2022). Synthesis and biological evaluation of aurachin D analogues as inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cytochrome bd oxidase. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 13, 1663-1669. doi: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.2c00401 Journal - Research Article

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