Dr. Belinda Abbott

Associate Professor in Chemistry
La Trobe University

Melbourne, VIC

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Medicinal chemistry involves the design, synthesis and development of the molecules we need in order to understand, prevent and treat disease. My research team uses synthetic organic chemistry to make novel compounds which are then assayed in order to study the structure-activity relationships of how the compounds interact with the biological target.

Developing novel antibacterial agents to inhibit targets that have not previously been studied in bacteria is currently an important focus of our group. Other projects are working towards new treatments for malaria, cardiomyopathy and motor neurone disease.