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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
  • Amanda Tauber (PhD)
    • Design and Synthesis of Selective ADP-ribosyltransferase member 8 (ARTD8) Inhibitors.
  • Caitlin Wunsch (PhD)
    • Design and Synthesis of Selective Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase family member 14 (PARP14) inhibitors to potentially inhibit glucose metabolism in cancerous cells.
  • Caleb Kam (PhD)
    • Design, Synthesis and Application of Selective Inhibitors for Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase member 14 (PARP14).
  • Hafsa Hersi (PhD)
    • Anti-tumour activity of 6-methyl(sulfinyl)hexyl isothiocyanate from wasabi and glycyrrhetinic acid from liquorice root in the treatment of brain cancer.
  • Hyo Jeong (Minnie) Kim (PhD)
    • Synthesis and Evaluation of Sialytransferase Inhibitors
  • Megan Crichton (PhD)
    • Exploring the Efficacy and Microbiome-Related Mechanisms of Supplemental Ginger in Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting.
  • Neil Josen Vinulan Delos Reyes (Masters by Research.
    • Synthesis and Evaluation of a Novel Rhodamine Dye for Bioimaging with Gold Nanoparticles

Completed HDR students

  • Andy Koh (PhD completed in 2022)
    • Analytical and Pharmacological investigation into stimulatory and psychoactive substances in Performance Enhancing Supplements and emerging drugs of abuse.