O&B Section Seminar Professor Craig Williams
Lecture Theatre 2
Professor Craig Williams from the University of Queensland will be visiting the School of Chemistry to present a lecture.
Biography: Prof. Williams obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D (1997) in synthetic organic chemistry from Flinders University (South Australia) under the supervision of Prof. Rolf Prager. He held an Alexander von Humboldt post-doctorial appointment at the University of Göttingen in Germany (Prof. Armin de Meijere, 1997-1999) and an Australian National University post-doctorial fellowship in Canberra (Prof. Lewis N. Mander, 1999-2000) before being appointed as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Queensland in 2000. Currently he holds the position of Professor and recently finished a 4 year period as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Williams has published over 145 scientific papers, patents, review articles and book chapters, and supervised over 115 researchers to date. His research interests include natural products (total synthesis and isolation), and the medicinal chemistry associated within those areas. He is also interested in developing the area of cage(d) carbocycles to escape flatland and develop new bioisosteres, along with developing acetohydroxyacid synthase inhibitors.
The lecture is entitled "Aspects of Natural Products, Hydrocarbon Bioisosteres, and Synthetic Methodology"
For more information, click on the following Professor Craig Williams Abstract (PDF, 114kB)