Our Researchers

Professor Shudong Wang
Professor: Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery

 

Dr Mingfeng Yu
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Medicinal Chemistry

 

Dr Malika Kumarasiri
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Computational Drug Design

 

Dr Hugo Albrecht
Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science

 

Dr Theodosia Hua Swan Teo
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Cell Biology and Computational Drug Design

 

Mr Ben Noll
Senior Technical Officer: Pharmacology and Drug Evaluation

 

Associate Professor Bob Milne
Pharmacology and Drug Evaluation

 

Dr Hugo Albrecht
Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science


Dr Matt Sykes
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

 

Centre for Drug Discovery and Development

Centre for Drug Discovery and Development

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.

 

Our research

The research programs in Professor Shudong Wang’s group are directed towards the discovery and development of new drugs for a range of therapeutic applications, particularly cancer.

Read more about our research

 

Our capabilities

  • Computational structure-based  and ligand-based drug design and screening (high-performance computing, industry-standard software for high-throughput ligand design and virtual screening)
  • Advanced synthetic and medicinal chemistry (Discovery Microwave Reactors, IsoleraFlash and FlashMaster Purification Systems, HPLC, ABSCIEX TripleTOF™ 5600 LC/MS/MS System, AVENCEIII 500MHz NMR, etc)
  • Target-driven biochemical and cell-based assays (Envision multi-mode reader, FACSVerse flow cytometer, Auto-Western Blotting System, etc.)
  • ADME/Tox and pharmacology
  • Pre-clinical evaluation and drug development

Research Students

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.

Research and Services

Equipment enquiries
Mr Ben Noll
t: +61 8 8302 21601
e: ben.noll@unisa.edu.au

Research collaboration enquiries
Professor Shudong Wang
t: +61 8 8302 2372
e: shudong.wang@unisa.edu.au

Contact Us

Media enquiries:
Please visit the Media Centre 

All other enquiries:
Professor Shudong Wang 
t - +61 8 8302 2372 
e - Shudong.Wang@unisa.edu.au 

Areas of study and research

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