Theme Leaders

Abbott - Medicinal chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry

Our group use synthetic organic chemistry to make novel compounds for treatment and prevention of disease.

Barnard - Synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry

Our group specializes in small molecule organic and inorganic synthesis for the generation and characterization of new compounds.


Abrahams - Supramolecular chemistry and single crystal X-ray diffraction characterisation of small molecules

I am interested in the design, synthesis and characterization of supramolecular systems.

Al-Rawi - Heterocyclic compounds as DNA-PK, PI3K and PDE3 inhibitors for treatment of cancer

Our group studies the synthesis of novel heterocyclic compounds such as DNA-PK, PI3K and PDE3 inhibitors for more effective treatment of cancer.

Dutton - Organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry from synthetic and theoretical perspectives

Our group examines the fundamental chemistry of a wide variety of systems (literally spanning the periodic table from beryllium to iodine) using both synthetic and computational approaches.

Hong - Fluorescent probes, cell imaging, protein misfolding and neurodegenerative diseases

Our group develops organic luminescent molecules as probes and imaging tools for understanding fundamental biological processes associated with ageing and disease.

Mechler - Bioinspired self-assembling nanostructures

Our group studies the principles of self-assembly in lipid membranes, peptide fibrillogenezis and peptide-membrane interactions.

Moses - Design and synthesis of new functional molecular entities

Our group specialises in click chemistry, natural product synthesis and chemical biology.

Sharma - Synthetic organic chemistry heterocycles and natural product synthesis

Our group’s research focus is towards developing new synthetic methodology that delivers structurally diverse and complex chemical entities via rapid fusion of short lived reactive species.

Smith - Modeling molecular interactions

Our group use quantum-mechanical methods to understand enzyme mechanism, molecular mechanical methods to explore the dynamics of proteins, and a variety of tools to predict how molecules interact.

Wilson - Computational chemistry and quantum chemistry

Our group carries out research with the use of state-of-the-art computational quantum chemistry methods; using computers to solve chemical and biochemical problems.