World-leading research making an impact in drug discovery and global health.
Our research themes are teams working together to create a pipeline for drug discoveries
Drug Discovery Biology (DDB)
Deep understanding of drug targets to enable the design and development of better medicines.
The design and synthesis of bioactive molecules for chemical-biology and drug discovery.
Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation (CDCO)
Translating ligands into drugs by optimising ADME and pharmacokinetic properties.
Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics (D4)
Next-generation drug-delivery systems to enhance drug exposure and action.
Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS)
Conducting research into preventive, acute and chronic care, optimising medication management and patient safety.
Our research covers a range of diseases but has a particular focus in three major therapeutic areas
Neuroscience and mental health
The neuroscience and mental health TPA encompasses multidisciplinary approaches to unmet medical needs in psychiatry, neurodegeneration, pain, and other mental health disorders.
Cardiovascular and metabolic health
The cardiovascular and metabolic health TPA works to develop cardiovascular and metabolic disease therapeutics. Its expertise runs from basic research through to animal disease models and on to translational human disease.
The global health TPA aims to improve health & achieve equity in health for all people worldwide, major activities focus on infectious diseases and maternal, child and reproductive health.
Our research platforms provide the technology, equipment and expertise that underpins our research
Imaging, FACS and Analysis Core (IFAC)
Our vision is to be an international leader in drug discovery and development with impact in the treatment of major global health burdens.
Collaborators and industry partners
Drug discovery and the optimised use of medicines is complex and multidisciplinary. Collaboration is vital and our collaborators and industrial partners are a critical part of our mission.
Our drug discovery activities
We are a world leader in drug discovery, development and innovation with programs directed to diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, mental health, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and maternal health.
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Our research platforms
We operate a range of research facilities directed towards translational drug discovery.
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