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    Professor Craig Williams

Associate Professor Craig Williams is the Group Leader of the Natural Products Total Synthesis group in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland. He is an organic chemist with a research focus and expertise orientated around constructing and attempting to construct very complex biologically active natural products and drug like molecules. These projects have instilled highlevel chemical competency within his group, which allow the team to tackle both simple and complex problems in associated areas such as medicinal and physical chemistry. Targets and areas of expertise cover diterpenes, diterpene alkaloids, alkaloids/opioids, tetranortriterpenes, polyketides, polycyclic hydrocarbons, saturated and unsaturated nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur containing heterocycles. Craig also undertakes isolation and elucidation of natural products, although much of this work has not been published due to commercial in confidence research contracts with local BioTechnology companies.