Medicinal chemistry is a multidisciplinary science involving molecular design, chemical and enzymatic synthesis and bioassays followed by modifying compound properties for pharmaceutical applications.

Medicinal chemistry thus combines organic chemistry with biochemistry, physical chemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, structural biology, enzymology, computer modelling, molecular biology and in vitro and in vivo examinations.

Theme leader: Professor Istvan Toth

 

Theme members

  • Associate Professor Joanne Blanchfield

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Associate Professor Vito Ferro

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Professor Michael Monteiro

    Vice-Chancellor's Res & Tech Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    VC's Research and Teach Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Professor Avril Robertson

    Professor in Biotechnology
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Istvan Toth

    Chair in Biological Chemistry
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affil Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Professor (Level E)
    School of Pharmacy

Professor Paul Bernhardt Inorganic Chemistry - Coordination chemistry

Professor Paul Burn Organic opto-electronics

Associate Professor Jack Clegg Metallo-supramolecular chemistry

Professor James De Voss Biological and synthetic chemistry

Professor Elizabeth Gillam Biocatalysis and Molecular Toxicology

Professor Bostjan Kobe Structural biology of infection and immunity

Professor Alan Mark Physical and Computational Chemistry - Simulation of biomolecular systems

Professor Peter O'Donoghue Clinical protozoology

Professor Mark Schembri Bacterial Pathogenesis

Professor Gary Schenk Physical Chemistry - Structure, function, mechanism and pharmaceutical potential of metalloenzymes

Associate Professor Nick West Tuberculosis microbiology

Professor Craig Williams Organic Chemistry - Synthesis and isolation of complex natural products, method development, medicinal and physical organic chemistry

Professor Paul Young Molecular virology