Professor David Fairlie is internationally known for his research contributions in the fields of medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biological chemistry and in several disciplines in biology (pharmacology, virology, immunology, neurobiology, biochemistry). He has had strong research programs in chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology continuously funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) since 1991 and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) since 1995. He was awarded prestigious fellowships from the ARC, in the form of an Australian Professorial Fellowship (2002-2006) and an Australian Federation Fellowship (2006-2011), and from the NHMRC, in the form of a Senior Principal Research Fellowship (2012-2016 and 2017-2021). He has held numerous research grants in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, virology, immunology, parasitology, neurobiology and oncology; including 15 multimillion dollar grants from industry and governments. He has served on academic and industry advisory panels, company boards, and research grant panels both in Australia and overseas. He collaborates with some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.

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