Professor Ian Brereton (UQ) is the Director of the
QNN. He is a Professorial Research Fellow and Acting Director of the
Centre for Magnetic Resonance. He has over 20 years experience in
the application of NMR spectroscopy to the chemical and biomedical
Professor David Craik (UQ), ARC Professorial Research
Fellow, has an international reputation for his contribution to NMR
in drug design and to protein structure determination. Professor Craik
has successfully interacted with both local and multinational pharmaceutical
companies in applications of NMR technology.
Professor Mark von Itzstein (GU), ARC Federation
Fellow and Director of the Centre for Glycomics, is a leading Australian
scientist in drug design and is renowned for his work in the design
and synthesis of the new anti-influenza drug, Relenza(R).
Professor Alan Mackay-Sim (GU) is Deputy Director
of the Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Therapies at Griffith
University. Professor Mackay-Sim is the Scientific Director of a current
phase I clinical trial for autologous transplantation of olfactory
ensheathing cells in human paraplegia. He is internationally recognised
in the field of neural regeneration and repair. In 2003 Professor
Mackay-Sim was named Queenslander of the Year.
Professor Graeme George (QUT) is Dean of the Faculty
of Science at The Queensland University of Technology. His research
and teaching are concerned with polymer materials science. Recent
emphasis has been on polymeric biomaterials and scaffolds for tissue
bioregeneration (tissue engineering). His principal research interests
include: mechanisms of degradation and stabilization of polymers,
network polymerization and biomedical polymers.
Professor Jim Pope (QUT) is Head of the School of
Physical and Chemical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology.
Professor Pope is recognised internationally for contributions to
NMR biophysics and micro-imaging. He has over 30 years experience
in applications of NMR in biophysics and medical physics.
Professor Perry Bartlett, FAA (UQ) is an ARC Federation
Fellow, Foundation Chair in Molecular Neuroscience at The University
of Queensland and Director of the Queensland Brain Institute. Professor
Bartlett is internationally renowned in the field of cellular and
Associate Professor John Rideout (CQU) is immediate
past Head of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Sciences at Central
Queensland University and has an international reputation in plant
and marine natural products.
Dr Peter Brooks (USC) is a Senior Lecturer in Biological
Chemistry at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and Co-director
of Biodiscovery to Improve Human and Environmental Health. Dr Brooks
is an analytical chemist with experience in novel antibiotic discovery
and monitoring of biomarkers of cardio vascular disease.
Professor Richard Keene (JCU) is Nevitt Professor
of Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook
University. Professor Keene is internationally renowned for his work
in coordination chemistry and biomolecular metal complexes.