Tetrahedron asia 2017

Speaker

Andrea Robinson, Monash University, Australia

Andrea Robinson received a PhD from Monash University before engaging in pharmaceutical research at the DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company in Delaware, USA. She then returned to Monash to take up an academic position in the School of Chemistry. Her research has a strong focus on synthetic organic chemistry exploring the use of catalysts for new applications (from small molecule natural products through to large biopolymers). Her research projects currently examine the synthesis of new insulins, analgesics for chronic pain, natural product synthesis, and the generation of industrially important monomers from renewable sources. She has recently voyaged to Antarctica on the inaugural Homeward Bound journey and completed a three year term as the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Science