Plenary Session 3
Wednesday, June 28 8:45
Prof. Anthony Carroll obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney (1989) and subsequently worked as a postdoc in marine natural product chemistry with Prof Paul Scheuer at University of Hawaii and Prof John Coll at James Cook University. Between 1993 and 2007 he held a senior research position as Program Leader (Deputy Director) in Natural Product Chemistry (13 FTE staff) at GU’s Natural Product Discovery. His research focused on NP drug discovery in collaboration with the industry partner, AstraZeneca and he played a leading role which was pivotal to the success of the AZ/GU collaboration resulting in over $100M in investments by AZ at GU. In 2008 Tony moved to the Gold Coast campus of GU to take up a position within the Griffith School of Environment. In 2010 he was appointed Deputy Head of School and in 2012 he was promoted to full Professor. Professor Carroll has extensive expertise in the fields of natural product chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, biodiscovery, chemical ecology, chemotaxonomy and organic synthesis. His current research activities are focused on chemical aspects of microbe/marine invertebrate symbiosis, chemical diversity in relation to marine invertebrate biodiversity, infectious diseases (prion, bacterial and protozoan) and cancer drug discovery, chemotaxonomic relationships within the phyla Porifera, Bryozoa, the Class Ascidiaceae and within the plant families Myrtaceae, Proteaceae, cyanobacteria toxin identification, insect/plant chemical ecology and marine invertebrate chemical ecology.
Professor Carroll has published 140 refereed research papers in high ranking international journals (3656 citations), one book chapter and gained 2 world-wide patents. His current h-index is 36. He has trained 11 research fellows, 16 research assistants, graduated 14 PhD and 24 honours students and currently supervises 14 PhD students, one Masters Student and 4 honours students.
In the past 5 years, Professor Carroll has been awarded over $ 1 600 000 from national and international competitive grants for fundamental research and over $ 600 000 for consultancy research.