Research Overview

The research of the Donnelly Group focuses on the application of synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry to biology and materials science. In particular, we are interested in the application of coordination chemistry to metal-based drugs and the study of metal ions in biological systems.

Our multidisciplinary research involves inorganic and organic synthesis to make new compounds that are analysed by awide range of analytical techniques including: multinuclear NMR, mass spectrometry, electronic and fluorescent spectroscopy, EPR, electrochemical techniques and X-ray crystallography.

The research group is based in new ‘state of art’ laboratories in the $150 million Bio21 Institute of Molecular Science and Biotechnology building that opened in 2005. The Institute provides state-of-the-art facilities for researchers in a dynamic interdisciplinary environment.

Radiopharmaceuticals and Imaging Agents

Metal Ions and Alzheimer’s Disease

Interaction of Metal-based Drugs with Proteins

Metal Complexes as Catalysts in Organic Synthesis

Luminescent Metal Complexes for Applications in Biology and Analytical Chemistry

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