Recognised by RACI

Recognised by RACI

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  • 1 June 2022
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Two of our Sydney-based CIPPS members have been recognised by the Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (MCCB) Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

CI Professor Liz New has been awarded the Peter Andrews Award for Innovation in Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology. This award recognises innovative research into small molecule therapies or chemical probes by RACI members who are within 15 years of completing their PhD. Liz was presented this award based on her impactful research on the development of fluorescent sensors to assist the study of biological systems. Read more about Liz’s work here.

Dr Charlotte Franck completed her PhD under the supervision of Prof Richard Payne at our Sydney node in 2020. She has been awarded The Graham Johnston Best Thesis Award, which is presented to the best PhD thesis conferred in the last two years in the area of Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology. Charlotte’s PhD research involved the study and synthesis of evasins; a class of anti-inflammatory proteins derived from tick saliva. Charlotte says “I am so grateful for this award, and I hope that my research can lay the foundation for the development of anti-inflammatory drugs in the future”. Read more about Charlotte’s PhD research here. Since completing her PhD, Charlotte has remained in the CIPPS family, taking up a postdoctoral research associate position at The University of Sydney.

Congratulations Liz and Charlotte!

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