Mary Garson

Marine and Microbial Natural Products

Abstract Title: Identifying Marine Natural Products - Pitfalls and Progress

Tuesday 13:30 - 14:00

Mary Garson completed a PhD degree at The University of Cambridge, UK, then undertook postdoctoral research as an Overseas Research Fellow of the Royal Society in Rome, Italy, followed by a research fellowship held at New Hall, Cambridge. She then spent two years working in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK, before moving to Australia as a Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow at James Cook University of North Queensland. She is now a Professor of Chemistry at The University of Queensland, and has completed 425 SCUBA dives for sample collection linked to research into marine natural products chemistry; the flatworm Maritigrella marygarsonae (“little female sea tiger”) is named in her honour.