Professor Shudong WangProfessor: Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
Associate Professor Bob MilnePharmacology and Drug Evaluation
Dr Hugo AlbrechtSenior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science
Dr Matt SykesSenior Lecturer in Chemistry
Dr Mingfeng YuPostdoctoral Research Associate: Medicinal Chemistry
Dr Malika KumarasiriPostdoctoral Research Associate: Computational Drug Design
Dr Qinyong Mao
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Medicinal Chemistry
Dr Sarah Al Haj Diab
Dr Aleks Ochnik
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Cell Biology
Dr Manjun Li
Dr Ge Zhu
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Cell Biology and Pharmacology
Mr Gary Heinemann
Research Associate: Pharmacology and Drug Evaluation
Mr Ben NollSenior Technical Officer: Pharmacology and Drug Evaluation
Dr Susan Semple
Senior Research Fellow: Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
While a new drug usually takes more than 10 years in development before reaching shelves, the Centre for Drug Discovery and Development is working to speed up this process and make new medicines available sooner as part of a major investment in research talent and facilities at the University of South Australia.
Centre for Drug Discovery and Development: Discovery and development of new drugs and cancer therapies (lead: Prof Shudong Wang). The research programs in Professor Shudong Wang’s group are directed towards the discovery and development of new cancer therapies. A multidisciplinary approach is used for this, where structure-guided and target driven methods are employed in an effort to identify drug candidates and novel therapeutic targets. The blend of extensive capabilities in cutting-edge computational drug design, medicinal chemistry, cellular and animal pharmacology, and toxicology in the single cohesive research centre holds the promise for rapid advancement of drug discovery and development.
Ethnobotanical research for the discovery of new medicines from Aboriginal Australia and native plants (lead: Dr Susan Semple)
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The Centre for Drug Discovery and Development has several research students working on projects as a part of their studies with the University of South Australia.
Students interested in undertaking research with the Centre for Drug Discovery and Development should check the Division of Health Sciences research section for information on how to apply.
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