Associate Professor Coster obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge (2001), followed by postdoctoral work at the Australian National University with Professor Martin G. Banwell. He went on to become a senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney before relocating to Griffith University where he is now chief investigator of the bioactive molecule synthesis group within the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery.
Associate Professor Coster's research interests include
- the development of new and general synthetic methodologies with particular emphasis on efficiency and selectivity;
- application of these methods to the synthesis of complex, biologically active natural products, and;
- design and synthesis of natural product analogues as potential therapeutic agents.
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