Chemistry Research & Interest Group

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

Academic staff

Collaborators

  • Associate Professor Tony Badrick
  • Associate Professor Peter Turner

External

Internal

Clem Jones Research Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Research funding

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

Research students

  • Andy Hsien Wei Koh

Available research projects

1. Title: Pharmacology of Amphetamine-Like Compounds in Pre-workout Supplements
Supervisor: Dr Stephanie Schweiker & Dr Anna Lohning

2. Title: Combating Bacterial Infections by Disrupting Type V Collagen Binding.
Supervisor: Dr Anna Lohning & Dr Stephanie Schweiker

3. Title: Analysing for Chemotherapeutic Drug Metabolites in Patient and Mouse samples.
Supervisor: Dr Anna Lohning & Dr Stephanie Schweiker

4.Title: Harnessing D-amino acids in the Fight against Bacterial Resistance in Hospital-Acquired Infections
Supervisor: Dr Stephanie Schweiker & Dr Anna Lohning