The MCCB plays an important role in advancing medicinal chemistry and chemical biology in Australia. The Division had as its patron the eminent Australian scientist Adrien Albert who was world renowned for his work in toxicology and chemistry, and our most prestigious lectureship – The Adrien Albert Lecture – is named in his honour.

Our Purpose

Our Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology Division was created to:

  • Provide a networking platform for those with an interest in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology from all sectors
  • Help to disseminate the latest research and applications of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology
  • Help provide for the professional development of medicinal chemists
  • Encourage students to embark on a career in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.

Regular Events

Highlights include:

  • The Division holds regular national conferences every two years where the latest academic research and commercial sector innovations are presented.
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Symposia

Divisional Committee


Dr Brad E. Sleebs

Secretary Dr Santosh Rudrawar
Treasurer Yuning Hong
Past Chair Prof Sally-Ann Poulsen
State Representative - SA Prof Andrew Abell
State Representative - SA Dr Isobella Stone
State Representative - NSW Dr Jennifer Baker
State Representative - NSW Dr Jonathan Danon
State Representative - NSW Dr Jonathan Foot
State Representative - NSW Dr Yu Heng Lau
State Representative - TAS Dr Renate Griffith
State Representative - VIC Dr Jessica Holien
State Representative - VIC Dr Mahta Mansouri
State Representative - WA Jasmine King
State Representative - WA A/Prof Matthew Piggott
State Representative - ACT A/Prof Christoph Nitsche
State Representative - QLD Charlie Tran
Post-Graduate Representative David Leaver
Post-Graduate Representative Dr Tom Hawtrey

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