Natural Products Chemistry

Natural products have provided many of the common drugs and drug classes used in humans including opioids for pain, anticancer agents as well as drugs to treat asthma. Natural Product isolation at UNE is focussed on the discovery of novel compounds from Australian native flora. These compounds are then used in bioactivity studies. Another research focus is the transformation of natural product resources including biomass into pharmaceuticals and compounds of industrial significance. For more information, contact Dr Ben Greatrex.