Skip to main content
Research_

Drug Discovery Initiative

Innovative drug discovery to support better health outcomes
A dynamic and interdisciplinary network that brings together the best people, technologies and tools to enable early stage drug discovery research.

The Drug Discovery Initaitive brings together collective experience from across the University to identify novel therapeutic targets, delivery mechanisms, and bioactive molecules with high potential for industry uptake and clinical translation.

Our people

Academic Director
Professor Michael Kassiou
Phone: +61 2 9351 2745
Email: michael.kassiou@sydney.edu.au

Executive Officer
Anna Renfrew
Phone: +61 2 9114 4246
Email: anna.renfrew@sydney.edu.au

Communications Officer
Brendan Day
Email: brendan.day@sydney.edu.au

The DDI works closely with a number of Centres and Initiatives with representation on our Internal Management Group.
 

Our Director

The Drug Discovery Initiative is led by its Academic Director, Prof Michael Kassiou. Michael is currently a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. He has been awarded several prizes including the Adrien Albert Award in Medicinal Chemistry and the RACI Applied Research Medal in 2020, and is Chief Editor for the journal Frontiers in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Associate Editor for ACS Chemical Neuroscience.

Upcoming events

Stay up to date with our upcoming events by joining our newsletter mailing list. View previous newsletters here and previous Drug Discovery Initiative events here.

News