Luke Hunter

Associate Professor

I completed my PhD at The University of Sydney in 2005. I then undertook a series of postdoctoral positions at The University of Melbourne, The University of St Andrews (UK) and UNSW. In 2009, my independent career commenced with the award of a University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. In 2011, I was appointed as a Lecturer in Chemistry at UNSW, and since then I have been promoted to Senior Lecturer (2014) and Associate Professor (2019). My research interests are broadly in the areas of organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, with a frequent focus on fluorinated target molecules.

Journal articles
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Lawer A; Hunter L, 2021, 'Controlling γ-Peptide Helicity with Stereoselective Fluorination', European Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 2021, pp. 1184 - 1190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.202001619
2021
Surjadinata G; Hunter L; Matesic L; Pascali G, 2021, 'Analytical-scale synthesis of aryl-SF4Cl via flow microfluidic technology', Journal of Flow Chemistry, vol. 11, pp. 107 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41981-020-00130-5
2021
Richardson NL; O'Malley LJ; Weissberger D; Tumber A; Schofield CJ; Griffith R; Jones NM; Hunter L, 2021, 'Discovery of neuroprotective agents that inhibit human prolyl hydroxylase PHD2', Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2021.116115
2021
Daryl Ariawan A; Mansour F; Richardson N; Bhadbhade M; Ho J; Hunter L, 2021, 'The effect of vicinal difluorination on the conformation and potency of histone deacetylase inhibitors', Molecules, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules26133974
2021
Jwad R; Weissberger D; Hunter L, 2020, 'Strategies for Fine-Tuning the Conformations of Cyclic Peptides', Chemical Reviews, vol. 120, pp. 9743 - 9789, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00013
2020
Yeshi K; Ruscher R; Hunter L; Daly NL; Loukas A; Wangchuk P, 2020, 'Revisiting Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pathology, Treatments, Challenges and Emerging Therapeutics Including Drug Leads from Natural Products', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm9051273
2020
Chen S; Ruan Y; Lu JL; Hunter L; Hu XG, 2020, 'Diastereoselective synthesis and conformational analysis of 4,5-difluoropipecolic acids', Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, vol. 18, pp. 8192 - 8198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ob01811b
2020
Wu YM; Salas YL; Leung YC; Hunter L; Ho J, 2020, 'Predicting Octanol-Water Partition Coefficients of Fluorinated Drug-Like Molecules: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 73, pp. 677 - 685, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH19648
2020
Lizarme-Salas Y; Ariawan AD; Ratnayake R; Luesch H; Finch A; Hunter L, 2020, 'Vicinal difluorination as a C=C surrogate: An analog of piperine with enhanced solubility, photostability, and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity', Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 16, pp. 2663 - 2670, http://dx.doi.org/10.3762/BJOC.16.216
2020
2019, 'Correction: The value of universally available raw NMR data for transparency, reproducibility, and integrity in natural product research (Natural Product Reports (2018) DOI: 10.1039/c7np00064b)', Natural Product Reports, vol. 36, pp. 248 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8np90041h
2019
McAlpine JB; Chen SN; Kutateladze A; Macmillan JB; Appendino G; Barison A; Beniddir MA; Biavatti MW; Bluml S; Boufridi A; Butler MS; Capon RJ; Choi YH; Coppage D; Crews P; Crimmins MT; Csete M; Dewapriya P; Egan JM; Garson MJ; Genta-Jouve G; Gerwick WH; Gross H; Harper MK; Hermanto P; Hook JM; Hunter L; Jeannerat D; Ji NY; Johnson TA; Kingston DGI; Koshino H; Lee HW; Lewin G; Li J; Linington RG; Liu M; McPhail KL; Molinski TF; Moore BS; Nam JW; Neupane RP; Niemitz M; Nuzillard JM; Oberlies NH; Ocampos FMM; Pan G; Quinn RJ; Reddy DS; Renault JH; Rivera-Chávez J; Robien W; Saunders CM; Schmidt TJ; Seger C; Shen B; Steinbeck C; Stuppner H; Sturm S; Taglialatela-Scafati O; Tantillo DJ; Verpoorte R; Wang BG; Williams CM; Williams PG; Wist J; Yue JM; Zhang C; Xu Z; Simmler C; Lankin DC; Bisson J; Pauli GF, 2019, 'The value of universally available raw NMR data for transparency, reproducibility, and integrity in natural product research', Natural Product Reports, vol. 36, pp. 35 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7np00064b
2019
Jwad RS; Pang AHC; Hunter L; Read RW, 2019, 'In pursuit of fluorinated sigma receptor ligand candidates related to [ 18 F]-FPS', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 72, pp. 213 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH18510
2019
Au C; Gonzalez C; Leung YC; Mansour F; Trinh J; Wang Z; Hu XG; Griffith R; Pasquier E; Hunter L, 2019, 'Tuning the properties of a cyclic RGD-containing tetrapeptide through backbone fluorination', Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, vol. 17, pp. 664 - 674, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ob02679c
2019
Lawer A; Nesvaderani J; Marcolin GM; Hunter L, 2018, 'Synthesis and biochemical characterisation of fluorinated analogues of pepstatin A and grassystatin A', Tetrahedron, vol. 74, pp. 1278 - 1287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2017.12.033
2018
Cheerlavancha R; Ahmed A; Leung YC; Lawer A; Liu QQ; Cagnes M; Jang HC; Hu XG; Hunter L, 2017, 'Homologated amino acids with three vicinal fluorines positioned along the backbone: Development of a stereoselective synthesis', Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 13, pp. 2316 - 2325, http://dx.doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.13.228
2017
Hu WL; Hu XG; Hunter L, 2017, 'Recent Developments in the Deoxyfluorination of Alcohols and Phenols: New Reagents, Mechanistic Insights, and Applications', Synthesis (Germany), vol. 49, pp. 4917 - 4930, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1590881
2017
Konstandaras N; Matto L; Bhadbhade M; Hunter L; Harper JB, 2017, 'Synthesis and Determination of the pKa Values of a Series of Bis(anilino)furazano[3, 4-b]pyrazines', ChemistrySelect, vol. 2, pp. 7018 - 7023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/slct.201701674
2017
Daryl Ariawan A; Webb JEA; Howe ENW; Gale PA; Thordarson P; Hunter L, 2017, 'Cyclic peptide unguisin A is an anion receptor with high affinity for phosphate and pyrophosphate', Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, vol. 15, pp. 2962 - 2967, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7OB00316A
2017
Wangsahardja J; Marcolin GM; Lizarme Y; Morris JC; Hunter L, 2016, 'ChemInform Abstract: Concise Synthesis of Dictyoquinazol A via a Dimerisation-Cyclocondensation Sequence.', ChemInform, vol. 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201640213
2016
Hu XG; Lawer A; Peterson MB; Iranmanesh H; Ball GE; Hunter L, 2016, 'Diastereoselective Synthesis and Conformational Analysis of (2R)- and (2S)-Fluorostatines: An Approach Based on Organocatalytic Fluorination of a Chiral Aldehyde', Organic Letters, vol. 18, pp. 662 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.5b03592
2016
Wangsahardja J; Marcolin GM; Lizarme Y; Morris JC; Hunter L, 2016, 'Concise Synthesis of Dictyoquinazol A via a Dimerisation-Cyclocondensation Sequence', Synlett, vol. 27, pp. 1237 - 1240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1561569
2016
Patel AR; Hu XG; Lawer A; Ahmed MI; Au C; Jwad R; Trinh J; Gonzalez C; Hannah E; Bhadbhade MM; Hunter L, 2016, 'Scalable, stereoselective syntheses of α,β-difluoro-γ-amino acids', Tetrahedron, vol. 72, pp. 3305 - 3317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2016.04.070
2016
Lizarme Y; Wangsahardja J; Marcolin GM; Morris JC; Jones NM; Hunter L, 2016, 'Synthesis and neuroprotective activity of dictyoquinazol A and analogues', Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 24, pp. 1480 - 1487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2016.02.016
2016
Absalom N; Yamamoto I; O'Hagan D; Hunter L; Chebib M, 2015, 'Probing the Mode of Neurotransmitter Binding to GABA Receptors Using Selectively Fluorinated GABA Analogues', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 68, pp. 23 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH14456
2015
Yap DQJ; Cheerlavancha R; Lowe R; Wang S; Hunter L, 2015, 'Investigation of cis- and trans-4-Fluoroprolines as Enantioselective Catalysts in a Variety of Organic Transformations', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 68, pp. 44 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH14129
2015
Hu X-G; Daryl Ariawan A; Hunter L, 2015, 'ChemInform Abstract: A D-Ribose-Derived α-Amino Nitrile as a Versatile Intermediate for the Collective Synthesis of Piperidine-Type Iminosugar C-Glycosides.', ChemInform, vol. 46, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201517263
2015
Hu XG; Thomas DS; Griffith R; Hunter L, 2014, 'Stereoselective fluorination alters the geometry of a cyclic peptide: Exploration of backbone-fluorinated analogues of unguisin a', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 53, pp. 6176 - 6179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201403071
2014
Hu X-G; Thomas DS; Griffith R; Hunter L, 2014, 'Stereoselective Fluorination Alters the Geometry of a Cyclic Peptide: Exploration of Backbone-Fluorinated Analogues of Unguisin A', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 126, pp. 6290 - 6293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201403071
2014
Hu XG; Daryl Ariawan A; Hunter L, 2014, 'A d-ribose-derived α-amino nitrile as a versatile intermediate for the collective synthesis of piperidine-type iminosugar C-glycosides', Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 55, pp. 7222 - 7225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.11.024
2014
Patel AR; Hunter L; Bhadbhade MM; Liu F, 2014, 'Conformational regulation of substituted azepanes through mono-, di-, and trifluorination', European Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 2014, pp. 2584 - 2593, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201301811
2014
Wang Z; Chang T; Hunter L; Gregory AM; Tanudji M; Jones S; Stenzel MH, 2014, 'Radio-opaque micelles for X-ray imaging', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 67, pp. 78 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH13391
2014
Cheerlavancha R; Lawer A; Cagnes M; Bhadbhade M; Hunter L, 2014, 'ChemInform Abstract: Sequential Deoxyfluorination Approach for the Synthesis of Protected α,β,γ-Trifluoro-δ-amino Acids.', ChemInform, vol. 45, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201413220
2014
Ahmed MI; Harper JB; Hunter L, 2014, 'Incrementally increasing the length of a peptide backbone: Effect on macrocyclisation efficiency', Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, vol. 12, pp. 4598 - 4601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ob00492b
2014
Lawer A; Tai J; Jolliffe KA; Fletcher S; Avery VM; Hunter L, 2014, 'Total synthesis and antiplasmodial activity of pohlianin C and analogues', Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 24, pp. 2645 - 2647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2014.04.071
2014
Hu X-G; Hunter L, 2014, 'ChemInform Abstract: Stereoselectively Fluorinated N-Heterocycles: A Brief Survey', ChemInform, vol. 45, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201440259
2014
Cheerlavancha R; Lawer A; Cagnes M; Bhadbhade M; Hunter L, 2013, 'Sequential deoxyfluorination approach for the synthesis of protected α,β,γ-trifluoro-δ-amino acids', Organic Letters, vol. 15, pp. 5562 - 5565, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ol402756e
2013
Hu XG; Hunter L, 2013, 'Stereoselectively fluorinated N-heterocycles: A brief survey', Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 9, pp. 2696 - 2708, http://dx.doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.9.306
2013
Patel AR; Ball G; Hunter L; Liu F, 2013, 'Conformational regulation of substituted azepanes through selective monofluorination.', Org. Biomol. Chem., vol. 11, pp. 3781 - 3785, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ob40391b
2013
Yamamoto I; Jordan MA; Gavande N; Doddareddy M; Chebib M; Hunter L, 2012, 'The enantiomers of syn-2,3-difluoro-4-aminobutyric acid elicit opposite responses at the GABAC receptor', Chemical Communications, vol. 48, pp. 829 - 831, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C1CC15816C
2012
Hunter L, 2012, 'α,β-difluoro-γ-amino acids synthesis and applications', Chimica Oggi/Chemistry Today, vol. 30, pp. 20 - 22
2012
Hunter L; Butler SL; Ludbrook SB, 2012, 'Solid phase synthesis of peptides containing backbone-fluorinated amino acids', Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, vol. 10, pp. 8911 - 8918, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2ob26596f
2012
2012
Harty D; Farahani RMZ; Simonian MR; Hunter L; Hunter N, 2012, 'Streptococcus gordonii FSS2 Challisin affects fibrin clot formation by digestion of the áC region and cleavage of the N-terminal region of the Bâ chains of fibrinogen', Thrombosis and Haemostasis, vol. 108, pp. 236 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1160/TH12-01-0032
2012
Wang Z; Hunter L, 2012, 'Synthesis of difluorinated β- and γ-amino acids: Investigation of a challenging deoxyfluorination reaction', Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, vol. 143, pp. 143 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluchem.2012.06.016
2012
Hunter L, 2012, 'α,β-Difluoro-γ-amino acids: synthesis and applications', Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today, vol. 30, pp. 20 - 22
2012
Hunter L, 2012, 'ChemInform Abstract: α,β-Difluoro-γ-amino Acids - Synthesis and Applications', ChemInform, vol. 43, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201243251
2012
Hunter L; Jolliffe KA; Jordan M; Jensen P; Macquart R, 2011, 'Synthesis and Conformational Analysis of á,â-Difluoro-ã-amino Acid Derivatives', Chemistry - a European Journal, vol. 17, pp. 2340 - 2343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201003320
2011
Hunter L; Condie GC; Harding MM, 2011, 'ChemInform Abstract: Reversible Aqueous Metathesis Reactions for Potential Application in Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry.', ChemInform, vol. 42, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201102054
2011
Hunter L; Chung J, 2011, 'Total synthesis of unguisin A', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 76, pp. 5502 - 5505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jo200813a
2011
Hunter L, 2010, 'ChemInform Abstract: The C-F- Bond as a Conformational Tool in Organic and Biological Chemistry', ChemInform, vol. 41, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201041259
2010
Hunter L, 2010, 'The C-F bond as a conformational tool in organic and biomolecular chemistry', Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.6.38
2010
Hunter L; Condie G; Harding MM, 2010, 'Reversible aqueous metathesis reactions for potential application in dynamic combinatorial chemistry', Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 51, pp. 5064 - 5067, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.07.105
2010
Hunter L; Kirsch P; Slawin AMZ; O'Hagan D, 2009, 'Synthesis and Structure of Stereoisomeric Multivicinal Hexafluoroalkanes.', Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., vol. 48, pp. 5457 - S5457/63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.200901956
2009
Hunter L; Kirsch P; Slawin AMZ; O'Hagan D, 2009, 'Synthesis and Structure of Stereoisomeric Multivicinal Hexafluoroalkanes', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 121, pp. 5565 - 5568, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.200901956
2009
Hunter L; O'Hagan D, 2008, 'ChemInform Abstract: Multi-vicinal Fluoroalkanes: A New Class of Organofluorine Compounds', ChemInform, vol. 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.200847242
2008
Hunter L; O'Hagan D, 2008, 'Multi-vicinal fluoroalkanes: a new class of organofluorine compounds.', Org. Biomol. Chem., vol. 6, pp. 2843 - 2848, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b809432b
2008
Hunter L; Kirsch P; Hamilton JTG; O'Hagan D, 2008, 'The multi-vicinal fluoroalkane motif: an examination of 2,3,4,5-tetrafluorohexane stereoisomers.', Org. Biomol. Chem., vol. 6, pp. 3105 - 3108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b807449f
2008
Hunter L; Slawin AMZ; Kirsch P; O'Hagan D, 2007, 'Synthesis and Conformation of Multi-Vicinal Fluoroalkane Diastereoisomers', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 119, pp. 8033 - 8036, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.200701988
2007
Hunter L; Slawin AMZ; Kirsch P; O'Hagan D, 2007, 'Synthesis and conformation of multi-vicinal fluoroalkane diastereoisomers.', Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., vol. 46, pp. 7887 - 7890, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.200701988
2007
Hunter L; O'Hagan D; Slawin AMZ, 2006, 'Enantioselective synthesis of an all-syn four vicinal fluorine motif', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 128, pp. 16422 - 16423, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja066188p
2006
Hunter L; McLeod MD; Hutton CA, 2005, 'Synthesis of the β-hydroxydopa-γ-hydroxy-δ-sulfinylnorvaline component of ustiloxins A and B.', Org. Biomol. Chem., vol. 3, pp. 732 - 734, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b418876d
2005
Hunter L; McLeod MD; Hutton CA, 2005, 'Synthesis of the β-Hydroxydopa—y-Hydroxy-δ-sulfinylnorvaline (I) Component of Ustiloxins A and B (II).', ChemInform, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.200533223
2005
Hutchins LM; Hunter L; Ehya N; Gibbs MD; Bergquist PL; Hutton CA, 2004, 'Highly enantioselective recombinant thermoalkalophilic lipases from Geobacillus and Bacillus sp', Tetrahedron Asymmetry, vol. 15, pp. 2975 - 2980, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetasy.2004.07.041
2004
Hunter L; Hutton CA, 2004, 'Preparation of Selectively Protected L-Dopa Derivatives: Oxidation of Tyrosine-3-boronates.', ChemInform, vol. 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.200412210
2004
Hunter L; Hutton CA, 2003, 'Preparation of Selectively Protected L-DOPA Derivatives: Oxidation of Tyrosine-3-boronates.', Aust. J. Chem., vol. 56, pp. 1095 - 1098, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH03181
2003
Sunna A; Hunter L; Hutton CA; Bergquist PL, 2002, 'Biochemical characterization of a recombinant thermoalkalophilic lipase and assessment of its substrate enantioselectivity.', Enzyme Microb. Technol., vol. 31, pp. 472 - 476, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0141-0229(02)00133-3
2002
Lizarme-Salas Y; Ariawan AD; Ratnayake R; Luesch H; Finch A; Hunter L, 'Vicinal difluorination as a C=C surrogate: an analog of piperine with enhanced solubility, photostability, and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity', , http://dx.doi.org/10.3762/bxiv.2020.93.v1
Book Chapters
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Mansour F; Hunter L, 2019, '9 Synthesis and applications of backbone-fluorinated amino acids', in Fluorine in Life Sciences: Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Diagnostics, and Agrochemicals, pp. 325 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-812733-9.00009-x
2019
Mansour F; Hunter L, 2018, 'Synthesis and applications of backbone-fluorinated amino acids', in Fluorine in Life Sciences: Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Diagnostics, and Agrochemicals Progress in Fluorine Science Series, pp. 325 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812733-9.00009-X
2018
Brown AL; Fifer NL; Hunter L; Churches QI; Chan PWH; Cohen SB; Hutton CA, 2017, 'Total Synthesis of Ustiloxin D', in Harmata M (ed.), Strategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis, Elsevier, pp. 169 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100756-3.00006-6
2017
Brown AL; Fifer NL; Hunter L; Churches QI; Chan PWH; Cohen SB; Hutton CA, 2016, 'Chapter 6 Total Synthesis of Ustiloxin D', in , pp. 169 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-08-100756-3.00006-6
2016
Conference Presentations
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Colbran S; Hunter L; Lapere K; Prescott SW; Sulway S; Yannoulatos S, 2017, '"Basic" vs "Expert" knowledge: a new paradigm in chemistry assessment', presented at RACI100 Congress, Melbourne, -
2017
Other
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Hunter L, 2015, Fluorine Chemistry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH14583
2015
Conference Papers
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Hunter L, 2012, 'Fluorinated amino acids: Building blocks for the synthesis of shape-controlled bioactive peptides', in ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, San Diego, CA, presented at 11th International Biorelated Polymer Symposium / 243rd National Spring Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS), San Diego, CA, 25 March 2012 - 29 March 2012, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324475105362&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
  • 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2017 Fellow of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy (5-year term)
  • 2015 Tasmanian Alkaloids Lectureship
  • 2012 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
  • 2009 University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 2000 University Medal

RESEARCH GRANTS:

  • Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) (2020–2022): $3,000,000
  • ARC Discovery Project (2018–2020): $416,584
  • ARC Discovery Project (2014–2016): $345,000
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (2012–2014): $375,000
  • UNSW Major Research Equipment Grant (2013): $90,000
  • UNSW Faculty Research Grant Program (2018): $20,000
  • UNSW Faculty Research Grant Program (2016): $20,000
  • UNSW Faculty of Science Interdisciplinary Research Grant (2013): $3,000
  • University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2009–2011): $300,00

TEACHING GRANTS:

  • ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre (2018–2023): $3,279,502
  • UNSW Learning & Teaching Strategic Development and Enhancement Funding (2018–2019): $200,000
  • UNSW Learning & Teaching Strategic Development and Enhancement Funding (2014–2015): $200,000
  • UNSW Learning & Teaching Innovation Grant (2015): $20,000
  • UNSW Learning & Teaching Innovation Grant (2014): $25,000

Organic chemistry, Fluorine chemistry, Natural products and Peptides