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Associate Professor Renate Griffith

School of Chemistry
+61 2 9385 1912



Research Interests:
In the field of medicinal chemistry, the design of new molecules as potential pharmaceutical agents is of particular interest. The interactions of such small molecules with their protein targets is also a focus. Collaborative work with synthetic chemists at UNSW, School of Chemistry, is concerned with antibacterial agents with a novel mechanism of action and with kinase inhibitors. The antibacterial project also involves collaboration with the University of Newcastle. Collaborative work with colleagues at UNSW, School of Medical Sciences, is concerned with molecules selectively modulating cell signalling through adrenergic receptors, and also with the development of novel anticancer agents.

Broad Research Areas:
Molecular Structure & Drug Design, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

Specific Research Keywords:
Medicinal Chemistry, Computer-Aided Drug Design, Adrenergic Receptors, Antibacterial Agents, Anticancer Agents

Field of Research (FOR) Tag: 
Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
Basic Pharmacology
Socio-economic Objective (SEO) tags: 
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Media & Expertise
Areas of expertise: 

Computer aided drug design, molecular modelling & visualisation.