BSc Hons, PhD(Flinders), MRACI
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General organic chemistry and biosynthesis of alkaloids.
Jason Smith is a graduate of the Flinders University of South Australia where he obtained both his BSc (Hons) and PhD. He has carried out post-doctoral research at Texas A&M (with Prof Sir Derek H R Barton) and at the Australian National University (Prof Marton Banwell). In 1999 he received an AMRAD postdoctoral award and the RACI Athel Beckwith Lectureship in 2005.
Research activities focus on the development of new synthetic methodology and its application to the synthesis of biologically active or structurally complex molecules. This includes exploiting pyrrole as a Molecular Template for the rapid construction of alkaloids. Other research areas involve the development of new methods for carrying out demanding organic transformations, the determination of organic reaction mechanisms and applications in biosynthesis and the development of pressured hor water extraction (PHWE) for natural product isolation.
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
20 May, 2015