STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

fred.pfeffer@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 71439

Biography

Dr Pfeffer received his PhD from Deakin University in 2001.  He then spent a year lecturing at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) then a further 14 months at TCD as a postdoctoral research fellow working with Professor Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson on the synthesis and evaluation of fluorescent anion sensors. 

Dr Pfeffer returned to Deakin in 2004 to the faculty of Science and Technology as a lecturer and was appointed senior Lecturer in 2009.  He continues to pursue research in the field of supramolecular anion recognition chemistry but has also developed several successful medicinal chemistry programs including the synthesis of new antibiotics, anticancer agents and also insulin sensitising antidiabetic agents.  At the core of these programs is the appreciation and understanding of how molecules interact and interconvert—fundamental topics in chemistry.

As at Aug 2015 he has >60 peer reviewed publications, over 2500 citations and a H-index of 21.

Research interests

Supramolecular chemistry; in particular anion recognition and sensing using conformationally preorganised frameworks and metal assembled cages (collaboration with Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson from Trinity College Dublin-Ireland and also Prof Guido Clever from TU Dortmund - Germany)

Bioactive heterocycles as therapeutics and diagnostics (Collaboration with Dr Scott Stewart from UWA, Dr Sean McGee, Prof Ken Walder and Dr Guy Krippner from Verva)

Synthesis of new cationic amphiphilies as antimicrobial peptide mimics (collaboration with Prof Roger Nation and Dr Jian Li at Monash MIPS and also Prof Matthew Cooper and Dr Alysha Elliot from University of Queensland)

Recent grants include:

Discovery DP140100227 Novel Synthetic Receptors for Recognition and Transport of Biologically Important Anions

MRCF (Medical Research Commercialisation Fund) Rapid development of
new antidiabetic agents.

Linkage Infrastructure LE120100213 Advanced Fluorescence Characterisation Facility

Linkage LP100100087 Discovery and development of novel insulin sensitising compounds for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

Affiliations

RACI (Royal Australian Chemical Institute)

ACS (American Chemical Society)

RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry)

Teaching interests

Synthetic Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

Units taught

SLE155, SLE210, SLE214, SLE318, SLE313, SLEhons(chem)

Knowledge areas

Organic Chemistry

Supramolecular Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry

Publications

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2016

Synthesis of N-substituted 4-hydroxynaphthalimides using palladium-catalysed hydroxylation

Miss Cassandra Fleming, Dr Tim Nalder, Dr Egan Doeven, Prof Colin Barrow, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Trent Ashton

(2016), Vol. 126, pp. 118-120, Dyes and pigments, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Using steric bulk for selective recognition; blocking the binding site to differentiate guests

Mr Ryan Robson, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2016), Vol. 52, pp. 8719-8721, Chemical communications, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

4-Hydroxy-N-propyl-1,8-naphthalimide esters: new fluorescence-based assay for analysing lipase and esterase activity

Dr Trent Ashton, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Susan Marshall, Prof Colin Barrow

(2016), Vol. 128-129, pp. 127-132, Biochimie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Coassembled nanostructured bioscaffold reduces the expression of proinflammatory cytokines to induce apoptosis in epithelial cancer cells

Mrs Rui Li, Mrs Sivapriya Pavuluri, Kiara Bruggeman, Dr Benjamin Long, Andrew Parnell, Anne Martel, Steven Parnell, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Andrew Dennison, Prof Kevin Nicholas, Prof Colin Barrow, David R. Nisbet, Dr Richard Williams

(2016), Vol. 12, pp. 1397-1407, Nanomedicine: nanotechnology, biology and medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Disruption of the class IIa HDAC corepressor complex increases energy expenditure and lipid oxidation

Ms Vidhi Gaur, Mr Timothy Connor, Mr Andrew Sanigorski, Miss Sheree Martin, A/Prof Clinton Bruce, Darren C. Henstridge, Mr Simon Bond, Mr Kevin McEwen, Ms Lyndal Bayles, Dr Trent Ashton, Miss Cassandra Fleming, Min Wu, Lisa Pike Winer, Denise Chen, Gregg Hudson, John Schwabe, Keith Baar, Prof Mark Febbraio, Dr Paul Gregorevic, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Ken Walder, Prof Mark Hargreaves, A/Prof Sean Mcgee

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 2802-2810, Cell reports, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Desymmetrization of an octahedral coordination complex Inside a self-assembled exoskeleton

Mr Mark Johnstone, Eike Schwarze, Jennifer Ahrens, Dirk Schwarzer, Julian Holstein, Birger Dittrich, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Guido H. Clever

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 10791-10795, Chemistry - A european journal, Chichester, Eng, C1

journal
2015

Organogelators based on the norbornane scaffold

Mr Shane Hickey, Miss Shani Tripcony, Mrs Rui Li, Dr Richard Williams, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 425-435, Supramolecular chemistry, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Blue electrogenerated chemiluminescence from water-soluble iridium complexes containing sulfonated phenylpyridine or tetraethylene glycol derivatized triazolylpyridine ligands

Miss Emily Kerr, Dr Egan Doeven, Mr Gregory Barbante, Timothy U. Connell, Paul S. Donnelly, David J. D. Wilson, Dr Trent Ashton, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Paul Francis

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 14987-14995, Chemistry, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Synthesis of 2-(Benzylthio)-4-(trifluoromethyl)thiazole-5-carboxylates using S -benzylisothiouronium halides as thiol equivalents

Mr Shane Hickey, A/Prof Jonathan White, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Trent Ashton

(2015), Vol. 26, pp. 1759-1763, Synlett: accounts and rapid communications in synthetic organic chemistry, Stuttgart, Germany, C1

journal

Synthesis and evaluation of cationic norbornanes as peptidomimetic antibacterial agents

Mr Shane Hickey, Dr Trent Ashton, Miss Simren Kaur Khosa, Mr Ryan Robson, A/Prof Jonathan White, Dr Jian Li, Prof Roger Nation, Heidi Yu, Alysha Elliott, Mark Butler, Johnny Huang, Matthew Cooper, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2015), Vol. 13, pp. 6225-6241, Organic and biomolecular chemistry, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

Solid-state NMR as a probe of anion binding: molecular dynamics and associations in a [5]polynorbornane bisurea host complexed with terephthalate

Dr Aditya Rawal, James Hook, Mr Ryan Robson, Mr Daniel Gunzelmann, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Luke O'Dell

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 22195-22203, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

Luminescent probes for the bioimaging of small anionic species in vitro and in vivo

Dr Trent Ashton, Katrina Jolliffe, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2015), Vol. 44, pp. 4547-4595, Chemical society reviews, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

Synthesis of norbornane bisether antibiotics via silver-mediated alkylation

Mr Shane Hickey, Dr Trent Ashton, A/Prof Jonathan White, Dr Jian Li, Prof Roger Nation, Heidi Yu, Alysha Elliott, Mark Butler, Johnny Huang, Matthew Cooper, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 28582-28596, RSC advances, London, Eng., C1

journal

Norbornene-based anion receptors as D-alanine binders

Dr Benjamin Long, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 847-853, Supramolecular chemistry, London, Eng., C1

journal

A fluorescent histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor for cellular imaging

Miss Cassandra Fleming, Dr Trent Ashton, Cameron Nowell, Mark Devlin, Anthony Natoli, Jeannette Schreuders, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 7827-7830, Chemical communications, London, Eng., C1

journal

Modular synthesis of linear Bis- and Tris-monodentate fused [6]Polynorbornane-Based Ligands and their assembly into coordination cages

Mr Mark Johnstone, Eike Schwarze, Guido H. Clever, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 3948-3955, Chemistry : a European journal, London, Eng., C1

journal

Rapid domino [3+2] cycloaddition, [4+2] cycloreversion, ring-opening and aromatisation of a fused oxanorbornane substrate

Mr Mark Johnstone, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2015), Vol. 56, pp. 2754-2757, Tetrahedron letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Photoredox catalysis of intramolecular cyclizations with a reusable silica-bound ruthenium complex

Mr Gregory Barbante, Dr Trent Ashton, Dr Egan Doeven, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, David J. D. Wilson, A/Prof Luke Henderson, Prof Paul Francis

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 1655-1658, ChemCatChem, London, Eng., C1

journal

On the use of 'shortcuts' in the method of continuous variation (Job's method)

Dr Benjamin Long, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 136-140, Supramolecular chemistry, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Bis-thiourea macrocycles incorporating fused [n]polynorbornanes: binding of flexible versus rigid dicarboxylates

Mr Mark Johnstone, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2014), Vol. 26, pp. 202-206, Supramolecular chemistry, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

The influence of the framework : an anion-binding study using fused [n]polynorbornanes

Dr Benjamin Long, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1091-1098, Chemistry : an Asian journal, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Improved synthesis and structural reassignment of MC1568 : a class IIa selective HDAC inhibitor

Miss Cassandra Fleming, Dr Trent Ashton, Ms Vidhi Gaur, A/Prof Sean Mcgee, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2014), Vol. 57, pp. 1132-1135, Journal of medicinal chemistry, Washington, DC, C1

journal

Characterisation of lipase fatty acid selectivity using novel omega-3 pNP-acyl esters

Dr Tim Nalder, Dr Susan Marshall, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Colin Barrow

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 259-269, Journal of functional foods, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Synthesis of 4-amino substituted 1,8-naphthalimide derivatives using palladium-mediated amination

Miss Cassandra Fleming, Dr Trent Ashton, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2014), Vol. 109, pp. 135-143, Dyes and pigments, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Conformationally preorganised hosts for anions using norbornane and fused [n]polynorbornane frameworks

Mr Adam James Lowe, Dr Benjamin Long, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. 3376-3388, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Rapid solvent-free synthesis of pyridyl-functionalised [5]polynorbornane- based ligands for metal-organic rings and cages

Mr Mark Johnstone, Marina Frank, Guido H. Clever, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2013), Vol. 2013, pp. 5848-5853, European journal of organic chemistry, London, England, C1

journal
2012

Determining binding constants from 1H NMR titration data using global and local methods : a case study using [n]polynorbornane-based anion hosts

Mr Adam James Lowe, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Pall Thordarson

(2012), Vol. 240-241, pp. 585-594, Supramolecular chemistry, Essex, England, C1

journal

Asymmetric induction in domino Heck-aza-Michael reactions

Mr Daniel Priebbenow, Dr Scott Stewart, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2012), Vol. 53, pp. 1468-1471, Tetrahedron letters, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Accessing highly-halogenated flavanones using protic ionic liquids and microwave irradiation

Dr Megan Thornton, A/Prof Luke Henderson, Dr Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2012), Vol. 16, pp. 121-126, Current organic chemistry, Bussum, Netherlands, C1

journal

An optimised synthesis of 2-[2,3-Bis(tert-butoxycarbonyl)guanidino]ethylamine

Mr Shane Hickey, Dr Trent Ashton, Miss Simren Kaur Khosa, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2012), Vol. 23, pp. 1779-1782, Synlett, Stuttgart, Germany, C1

journal

Examples of regioselective anion recognition among a family of two-, three-, and four-"armed" bis-, tris-, and tetrakis(thioureido) [n]polynorbornane hosts

Mr Adam James Lowe, Dr Benjamin Long, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2012), Vol. 77, pp. 8507-8517, Journal of organic chemistry, Washington, D. C., C1

journal
2011

A general approach to N-heterocyclic scaffolds using domino Heck-aza-Michael reactions

Mr Daniel Priebbenow, Dr Scott Stewart, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 1508-1515, Organic and biomolecular chemistry, Cambridge, U. K., C1

journal

A one-pot, three-component approach to functionalised tetrahydroisoquinolines using domino Heck-aza-Michael reactions

Mr Daniel Priebbenow, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Scott Stewart

(2011), Vol. 2011, pp. 1632-1635, European journal of organic chemistry, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Simultaneous control of spectroscopic and electrochemical properties in functionalised electrochemiluminescent tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) complexes

Mr Gregory Barbante, Dr Conor F Hogan, David J. D. Wilson, Miss Naomi Anne Lewcenko, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Neil Barnett, Prof Paul Francis

(2011), Vol. 136, pp. 1329-1338, Analyst, Cambridge, United Kingdom, C1

journal
2010

Colorimetric and fluorescent anion sensors : an overview of recent developments in the use of 1,8-naphthalimide-based chemosensors

Rebecca M. Duke, Emma B. Veale, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, A/Prof Paul Kruger, Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

(2010), Vol. 39, pp. 3936-3953, Chemical society reviews, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Rapid synthesis of cyclobutene diesters using a microwave-accelerated ruthenium-catalysed [2+2] cycloaddition

Mr Mark Johnstone, Mr Adam James Lowe, A/Prof Luke Henderson, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2010), Vol. 51, pp. 5889-5891, Tetrahedron letters, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Developing an anion host for lipid A binding and antibacterial activity

A/Prof Luke Henderson, Dr Jian Li, Prof Roger Nation, Dr Tony Velkov, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2010), Vol. 46, pp. 3197-3199, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Domino Heck-Aza-Michael reactions : efficient access to 1-substituted tetrahydro-β-carbolines

Mr Daniel Priebbenow, A/Prof Luke Henderson, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Scott Stewart

(2010), Vol. 75, pp. 1787-1790, Journal of organic chemistry, Washington, D.C., C1

journal
2009

Comparison of homoleptic and heteroleptic 2,2’ -bipyridine and 1,10-phenanthroline ruthenium complexes as chemiluminescence and ectrochemiluminescence reagents in aqueous solution

Michaela M Cooke, Dr Egan Doeven, Dr Conor F Hogan, Dr Jacqui Adcock, Mr Geoffrey Paul McDermott, Dr Xavier Conlan, Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Paul Francis

(2009), Vol. 635, pp. 94-101, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Demonstration of bidirectional photoinduced electron transfer (PET) sensing

Emma B. Veale, Gillian Tocci, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, A/Prof Paul Kruger, Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

(2009), Vol. 7, pp. 3447-3454, Organic & biomolecular chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Binding of the terephthalate dianion by di- tri- and tetrathiourea

Mr Adam James Lowe, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2009), Vol. 7, pp. 4233-4240, Organic & biomolecular chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Microwave-accelerated 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition for the formation of fused [n]polynorbornanes

Richard C Foitzik, Mr Adam James Lowe, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2009), Vol. 50, pp. 2583-2584, Tetrahedron letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Fluorescence and conductivity studies on wool

A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Richard C Foitzik, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2009), Vol. 113, pp. 480-484, Materials chemistry and physics, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Evaluation of tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthrolinedisulfonate)ruthenium(II) as a chemiluminescence reagent

Mr Geoffrey Paul McDermott, Miss Elizabeth Maree Zammit, Elspeth K Bowen, Michaela M Cooke, Dr Jacqui Adcock, Dr Xavier Conlan, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Neil Barnett, Ms Gail Dyson, Prof Paul Francis

(2009), Vol. 634, pp. 222-227, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2008

Factors influencing anion binding stoichiometry : the subtle influence of electronic effects

Mr Adam James Lowe, Ms Gail Dyson, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2008), Vol. 2008, pp. 1559-1567, European journal of organic chemistry, Germany, C1

journal

Size matters—strong binding of the terephthalate dianion by thiourea functionalised fused [n]polynorbornane hosts

Mr Adam James Lowe, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2008), pp. 1871-1873, Chemical communications, London, England, C1

journal

Chemiluminescence detection of opium poppy (papaver somniferum) alkaloids

Prof Paul Francis, Dr Jacqui Adcock, Mr Jason Wesley Costin, Mr Stuart Purcell, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Neil Barnett

(2008), Vol. 48, pp. 508-518, Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, Netherlands, C1

journal

A screening test for heroin based on sequential injection analysis with dual-reagent chemiluminescence detection

Lauren A. Hill, Dr Claire Lenehan, Prof Paul Francis, Dr Jacqui Adcock, Ms Michelle Elizabeth Gange, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Neil Barnett

(2008), Vol. 76, pp. 674-679, Talanta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The presence of GABA in gastropod mucus and its role in inducing larval settlement

Praphaporn Stewart, Dr Shona Crawford, Mr Michael James Stewart, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Wanichanon Chaitip, A/Prof Peter Hanna, Prof Prasert Sobhon

(2008), Vol. 354, pp. 182-191, Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2007

Synthesis and polymerisation of α,ω-bis(3-pyrrolyl)alkanes

Richard C Foitzik, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2007), Vol. 63, pp. 4237-4242, Tetrahedron, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Molecular recognition of DNA by rigid [n]-polynorbornane-derived bifunctional intercalators: synthesis and evaluation of their binding properties

Lisa D Van Vliet, Tom Ellis, Patrick J Foley, Ligong Liu, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Rick Russell, Prof Ronald Warrener, Florian Hollfelder, Michael, J Waring

(2007), Vol. 50, pp. 2326-2340, Journal of medicinal chemistry, Wash. D.C., C1

journal

Synthesis and polymerization studies of 3-(+) and (-) -menthyl carboxylate pyrroles

Richard C Foitzik, Elspeth K Bowen, Miss Amelia Mary Taylor, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, A/Prof Akif Kaynak

(2007), Vol. 157, pp. 924-929, Synthetic metals, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal

Anion recognition and anion-mediated self-assembly with thiourea-functionalised fused [3]polynorbornyl frameworks

A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, A/Prof Paul Kruger, Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 1894-1902, Organic and biomolecular chemistry, Cambrigde, England, C1

journal

Conductive poly(α,ω-bis(3-pyrrolyl)alkanes)-coated wool fabrics

Richard C Foitzik, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2007), Vol. 157, pp. 534-539, Synthetic metals, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal

Steric and electronic factors influencing recognition by a simple, charge neutral norbornene based anion receptor

Mr Adam James Lowe, Ms Gail Dyson, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 1343-1346, Organic and biomolecular chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Indole as a scaffold for anion recognition

A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Kathryn, J Sedgwick

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 1795-1799, Organic and biomolecular chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2006

Anion recognition and sensing in organic and aqueous media using luminescent and colorimetric sensors

Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Mark Glynn, Gillian Tocci, A/Prof Paul Kruger, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2006), Vol. 250, pp. 3094-3117, Coordination chemistry reviews, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Synthesis, polymerization and wool coating studies of 3-iso-butylpyrrole and 3-iso-pentylpyrrole

Richard C Foitzik, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Jens Beckmann

(2006), Vol. 156, pp. 1333-1340, Synthetic metals, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal

Application of soluble poly (3-alkylpyrrole) polymers on textiles

Richard C Foitzik, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2006), Vol. 156, pp. 637-642, Synthetic metals, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal

Fluorescent anion sensors based on 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide that employ the 4-amino N-H

A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Marianne Seter, Miss Naomi Anne Lewcenko, Prof Neil Barnett

(2006), Vol. 47, pp. 5241-5245, Tetrahedron letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Investigation into the temporal stability of aqueous standard solutions of psilocin and psilocybin using high performance liquid chromatography

Ms Nicole Anastos, Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2006), Vol. 46, pp. 91-96, Science & justice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2005

Soluble poly-3-alkylpyrrole polymers on films and fabrics

Richard C Foitzik, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Dr Jens Beckmann, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer

(2005), Vol. 155, pp. 185-190, Synthetic metals, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal

4-Amino-1,8-naphthalimide-based anion receptors: employing the naphthalimide N-H moiety in the cooperative binding of dihydrogenphosphate

A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Alisha. M. Buschgens, Prof Neil Barnett, Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, A/Prof Paul Kruger

(2005), Vol. 46, pp. 6579-6584, Tetrahedron letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Anion recongnition using preorganized thiourea functionalized [3]polynorbornane receptors

A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Paul Jensen, A/Prof Paul Kruger

(2005), Vol. 7, pp. 5357-5360, Organic letters, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Fluorescent photoinduced electron transfer (PET) sensors for anions; from design to potential application

Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Haslin Dato Paduka Ali, Mark Glynn, A/Prof Paul Kruger, Gillian Hussey, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Cidalia M. G. dos Santos, Juliann Tierney

(2005), Vol. 15, pp. 287-299, Journal of fluorescence, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2003

Strategies and methods for the attachment of amino acids and peptides to chiral [n]polynorbornane templates

A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Rick Russell

(2003), Vol. 1, pp. 1845-1851, Organic and biomolecular chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Simple naphthalimide based anion sensors: deprotonation induced colour changes and CO2 fixation

Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, A/Prof Paul Kruger, Paul Jensen, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Gillian Hussey

(2003), Vol. 44, pp. 8909-8913, Tetrahedron letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Dual responsive chemosensors for anions : the combination of fluorescent PET (Photoinduced Electron Transfer) and colorimetric chemosensors in a single molecule

Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, A/Prof Paul Kruger, T. Clive Lee, Raman Parkesh, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Gillian Hussey

(2003), Vol. 44, pp. 6575-6578, Tetrahedron letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2002

Synthesis of [n]polynorbornanes with differing edge substitution: a new class of regioselectively addressable framework

A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Rick Russell

(2002), Vol. 1, pp. 2680-2685, Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin transactions., Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Innovative Technology for At-Scene Forensic Analysis using Microfluidics and Chemiluminescence

Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Peter Fielden, Dr Gillian Greenway

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2008: $76,321
  • 2007: $72,265
  • 2006: $68,324

Discovery and development of novel insulin sensitising compounds for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes

Prof Ken Walder, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Nicky Konstantopoulos, Dr Guy Krippner

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2012: $139,973
  • 2011: $88,130
  • 2010: $86,763

Biomolecular applications of supramolecular anion recognition chemistry

Prof Katrina Jolliffe, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Philip Gale, Prof Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2016: $55,000
  • 2015: $55,000
  • 2014: $55,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Innovative Technology for At-Scene Forensic Analysis using Microfluidics and Chemiluminescence

Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Prof Peter Fielden, Dr Gillian Greenway

  • 2008: $33,000
  • 2007: $33,500
  • 2006: $33,500

Industry and Other Funding

Discovery and development of novel insulin sensitising compounds for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes

Prof Ken Walder, A/Prof Fred Pfeffer, Dr Nicky Konstantopoulos, Dr Guy Krippner

  • 2012: $127,200
  • 2011: $174,725
  • 2010: $146,043

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Ryan Robson

Thesis entitled: Further supramolecular chemistry of fused [n]polynorbornanes in solution and solid-state

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2015

Shane Matthew Hickey

Thesis entitled: Norbornane-based Peptidomimetics as Antibacterial Agents

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Cassandra Fleming

Thesis entitled: Development of Fluorescent and Class Selective HDAC Inhibitors

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2014

Mark Johnstone

Thesis entitled: Conformationally preorganised hosts for Anion recognition and Sensing

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Benjamin Long

Thesis entitled: Understanding and Applying Fused [n]Polynorbornane Scaffolds in Supramolecular Chemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Simren Kaur Khosa

Thesis entitled: Peptide Mimics Targeting Bacterial Membranes

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2013

Megan Thornton

Thesis entitled: SYNTHESIS OF FLAVONOIDS AND FLAVONOID-BASED DESIGNED MULTIPLE LIGANDS FOR HYPERTENSION

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2011

Daniel Priebbenow

Thesis entitled: A Novel Palladium-Catalysed Approach to Functionalised N-Heterocycles

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2010

Adam Lowe

Thesis entitled: Norbornenes and [n]Polynorbornanes as Molecular Scaffolds for Anion Recognition

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Marianne Seter

Thesis entitled: Novel Routes to Chiral Rings and Cages

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2007

Naomi Anne Lewcenko

Thesis entitled: The Design and Evaluation of Two Types of Chemical Sensor

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2016

Jarrad Altimari

Thesis entitled: Investigations into 1,2,3-Triazoles for use in Medicinal Chemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), Institute for Frontier Materials

2014

Rebecca Waite

Thesis entitled: Chemiluminescence from reactions of tris(2,2¿-bipyridyl)ruthenium(III) with benzyl and phenylpiperazines

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2013

Joshua Delaney

Thesis entitled: The Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel, C2-Symmetric Organocatalysts

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2012

Christopher Hindson

Thesis entitled: Mechanisms of Light Producing Chemical Reactions

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2010

Sara Ann Bellomarino

Thesis entitled: The Determination of Bioactive Compounds using HPLC with Chemiluminescence Detection

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Stephen Moran

Thesis entitled: Setting the Foundation for Molecular Nuts and Bolts

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2008

Shona Clark

Thesis entitled: Innovative Analytical Chemistry for Monitoring Wine Producation

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Jacqui Adcock

Thesis entitled: Applications and Fundamental understanding of Selected Analytically important Chemiluminescence Reactions

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2007

Richard Foitzik

Thesis entitled: Novel Conducting Polymer Films and Coated Textiles

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials