Overview of the Chemistry Research & Interest Group

The mission of the Chemistry Research & Interest Group (CRaIG) is to provide a forum for researchers and students to share information & experiences in the fields of chemistry & biochemistry with a view to enhancing knowledge and opportunities for collaboration.

Current areas of research and investigative techniques include:

  • Analytical chemistry (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) of supplements and biological samples
  • Point of Care (POC)Testing in Primary Care
  • Environmental Impact of Laboratories
  • Data Mining
  • Reference Intervals, measuring uncertainties and reporting intervals in Clinical Pathology
  • Molecular Modelling of Protein-Ligand and Protein-Protein Interactions
  • Identification of Novel Inhibitors for Therapeutic Targets by Molecular Docking
  • Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR)
  • Molecular dynamic simulations
  • Identification of novel binding sites
  • Associate Professor Tony Badrick
  • Associate Professor Peter Turner
  • 2013-15 Quality Use of Pathology Committee Department of Health and Ageing: Novel Quantitative methods that enhance decision support based on routine pathology testing - $114,300
  • Andy Koh (PhD)
    • Analytical and Pharmacological investigation into stimulatory and psychoactive substances in Performance Enhancing Supplements and emerging drugs of abuse.
  • Amanda Tauber (PhD)
    • Design and Synthesis of Selective ADP-ribosyltransferase member 8 (ARTD8) Inhibitors.
  • Caleb Kam (PhD)
    • Design, Synthesis and Application of Selective Inhibitors for Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase member 14 (PARP14).
  • Hyo Jeong (Minnie) Kim (PhD)
    • Synthesis and Evaluation of Sialytransferase Inhibitors