Biological and Medicinal Chemistry


The School currently conducts research in: biological macromolecules; biophysics; biotechnology; metalloenzymes and model complexes; molecular nutrition; pharmaceutical chemistry


  • Muthupandian Ashokkumar
    Muthupandian Ashokkumar, biofunctional materials, protein microspheres for drug and flavour delivery, value-added food and dairy ingredients
  • Stephen Best
    Stephen Best, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry
  • Paul Donnelly
    Paul Donnelly, metal chemistry in biology, medicine and synthesis
  • Ken Ghiggino
    Ken Ghiggino, fluorescence analysis, fluorescence probes
  • Craig Hutton
    Craig Hutton, lysine biosynthesis, enzyme inhibitors, peptides, peptide-mimetics
  • Guy Jameson
    Guy Jameson, iron containing metalloenzymes, kinetics and spectroscopy, Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Spas Kolev
    Spas Kolev, transport and uptake mechanism in metal hyperaccumulating plants
  • Dr Ivanhoe Leung
    Ivanhoe Leung, mechanistic and structural enzymology, biological chemistry, inhibitor discovery, enzyme technology, bioremediation, biological NMR spectroscopy
  • Megan Maher
    Megan Maher, cellular metal homeostasis, metal transport across membranes, metals in mitochondrial complex assembly, electron transfer, structural biology
  • Richard O'Hair
    Richard O'Hair, mass spectrometry of biomolecules
  • Gavin Reid
    Gavin Reid, biomolecular structure analysis, protein structural biology
  • Mark Rizzacasa
    Mark Rizzacasa, medicinal chemistry
  • Frances Separovic
    Frances Separovic, biophysics, membranes, lipid-peptide interactions, structural biology, biological solid-state NMR
  • Trevor Smith
    Trevor Smith, fluorescence imaging and ultrafast spectroscopy of biomolecules
  • Tony Wedd
    Tony Wedd, molecular nutrition, copper transport proteins, metal transport in hyperaccumulating plants
  • Jonathan White
    Jonathan White, DNA-binding radiomodifiers
  • Uta Wille
    Uta Wille, radical reactions, synthetic methodology, photochemistry, electrochemistry, radical induced damage to biomolecules, computational chemistry
  • Spencer Williams
    Spencer Williams, carbohydrate processing enzymes, sulfatases, tuberculosis, leishmania, cardiovascular disease, medicinal chemistry