Dr Waleed Hussein

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 334 69894


Research Interests

  • Peptide-based vaccines
    I focus on the development of peptide-based vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer. This includes (1) synthesis of adjuvanting moieties for stimulation of immune system; (2) applying different methods for conjugation of peptides and lipids; (3) determination of the size, shape and charge of the self-assembled vaccine particles; (4) investigate the biological efficiency of vaccines in both in vitro and in vivo.
  • Gene delivery
    Currently, I am working on the development of targeted nanoparticle delivery system to deliver the siRNA to cytoplasm. This delivery system includes peptide-based, micelles and/or liposome formulations.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Helwan
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, Cairo University


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Aljohani, Salwa, Hussein, Waleed M., Toth, Istvan and Simerska, Pavla (2019). Carbohydrates in vaccine development. In: Controlled Release Asia Meeting, Singapore, (609-617). 24-25 September, 2018. doi:10.2174/1567201816666190702153612

  • Nevagi, Reshma Jayprakash, Dai, Wei, Khalil, Zeinab, Hussein, Waleed, Capon, Robert, Skwarczynski, Mariusz and Toth, Istvan (2019). Development of polymer-based nanoparticulate intranasal lipopeptide vaccine constructs against group A streptococcus. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Orlando, FL, United States, (). 31 March - 4 April, 2019.

  • Skwarczynski, Mariusz, Liu, Tzu-Yu, Hussein, Waleed M., Jia, Zhongfan, Ziora, Zyta M., McMillan, Nigel A. J., Monteiro, Michael J. and Toth, Istvan (2014). Synthesis of therapeutic vaccine against cervical cancer. In: Yuji Nishiuchi and Tadashi Teshima, Peptide Science 2013: Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific International Peptide Symposium held in conjunction with the 50th Japanese Peptide Symposium. 4th Asia-Pacific International Peptide Symposium in conjunction with 50th Japanese Peptide Symposium, Osaka, Japan, (65-68). 6-8 November 2013.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision