Researcher biography

I am an Organic Chemist and research the design and preparation of new medicines for diseases including arthritis and cancer

Dr. Robert C. Reid was awarded B.Sc. Hons 1 (1986) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees from the University of Sydney, Department of Organic Chemistry. He studied the stereospecific total synthesis of complex natural products with Professor Max J. Crossley and then undertook postdoctoral studies with Professor Sir Jack E. Baldwin FRS at the Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Oxford University UK (1990-93) studying the biosynthesis of penicillins. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (formerly known as the Centre for Drug Design and Development) at the University of Queensland with Professor David Fairlie. Research interests include Organic Synthesis, medicinal chemistry, drug design and development, nonpeptidic GPCR antagonists, natural products, protease inhibitors, other enzyme inhibitors, and peptidomimetics.