Australasian Lecturer 2018

We are delighted to inform you that Prof Mary Garson from the University of Queensland has been elected as the 2018  RSC Australasian Lecturer.
Mary's research explores the chemistry and natural bioactivity of secondary metabolites from both the marine and terrestrial environment. A key area of interest are the biosynthetic processes by which terpene metabolites are formed in marine sponges, and particularly in the role of inorganic cyanide and thiocyanate in the generation of the isocyano and isothiocyanato motif found in a number of these metabolites. She has also explored the chemistry and chemical ecology of bioactive 3 alkylpiperidine metabolites from marine sponges, and the chemistry of nudibranchs, notably those from the genera Phyllidiella and Chromodoris, that associate with sponges. A recent interest has been the structure elucidation of metabolites from marine fungi and bacteria. Research into the chemistry of medicinal plants is carried out in collaboration with chemists from South East Asia.
We are sure the lecture he presents in your State or Territory will be of great interest and reflect the advances she has made in her research.

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Downloadable Files

2018 Australasian Lectureship
Report from Professor Mary Garson about the 2018 Australasian Lectureship and lecture tour
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Australia Local Section 2018 Annual Report
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Contact and Further Information

Professor Alan M Bond CChem FRSC
School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton VCT 3800

Northern Territory Representative
For questions please contact Professor Alan Bond

Professor David St C Black
New South Wales Representative
School of Chemistry, The University of New South Wales, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052
Tel: +61 2 9385 4657
Fax: +61 2 9385 6141

Associate Professor Helen Blanchard FRSC
Queensland Representative
Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland 4222
Tel: +61 7 555 27023
Fax: +61 7 555 28098

Professor Martin Banwell CChem MRSC
Canberra Representative
Research School of Chemistry, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200
Tel: +61 2 6125 8202
Fax: +61 2 6125 8114

Dr Jonathan George MChem MRSC
Badger Room 103,School of Chemistry, Physics & Geology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Tel: +61 8 8313 35494

Professor Brett Paull FRSC
Tasmania Representative
Tel: 03-62266880

Professor Paul Low MRSC
Western Australia Representative
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
Tel: + 61-8 64883045
Fax: + 61-8 6488 1005