Research Output per year
Current research interests include:
- The development of novel cancer therapies. This includes the design and synthesis of PARP14 inhibitors and prostate cancer research in collaboration with Dr Luke Henderson (from Deakin University).
- The analysis of supplements using HPLC. Examples of supplements that have been analysed include sporting supplements and ginger extracts.
- The development of antibiotics and anti-tubercular compounds. 'Superbugs' are a real thing!
- Research project (2006-2007) Synthesis of Carbohydrates. Dr. Darren Grice, Griffith University, Institute for Glycomics, Gold Coast, Australia.
- Research project (2010) Synthesis of target nitroxide used for clinical trials. Prof Steven Bottle and Dr Kathryn Fairfull-Smith, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
- Research project (2010) Boranic acids as fluorescence sensors. Dr. Todd Houston, Griffith University, Institute for glycomics, Gold Coast, Australia.
- Postdoctoral research project (2011) IR spectroscopy/electrochemistry of lipid bilayers and redox proteins. Dr. Andreas Erbe, Interface Spectroscopy group, Max-Planck-Institute Germany.
Statement for HDR students
Projects are available for potential HDR and project students in the areas of novel drug design and development towards the treatment of cancers or analysis of supplements.
Laboratory Techniques that will be employed include:
- Molecular modelling
- Computational chemistry
- Structure-Activity Relationship determination
- Organic synthesis
- Peptide synthesis
- Chemical analysis.
Organic Chemistry, PhD, Griffith University Queensland
Award Date: 17 Feb 2011
Griffith University Queensland
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › Education › peer-review
A Visual Organic Chemistry Reaction: The Synthesis of 4-Amino-3-nitrobenzoic Acid Methyl Ester via Fischer EsterificationKam, C., Levonis, S. M. & Schweiker, S. S., 14 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Chemical Education. 97, 7, p. 1997-2000 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
From tea to treatment; epigallocatechin gallate and its potential involvement in minimizing the metabolic changes in cancerTauber, A. L., Schweiker, S. S. & Levonis, S. M., 1 Feb 2020, In : Nutrition Research. 74, p. 23-36 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › Research › peer-review
Insights Gained While Teaching First Semester Chemistry in the Time of COVID-19 at Bond University in AustraliaSchweiker, S. S. & Levonis, S. M., 17 Jul 2020, In : The Journal of Chemical Education.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Education › peer-review
Activities per year