Dr Trong Tran was awarded a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry from Griffith University (GU) in 2015. He then undertook a postdoctoral research in National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA in 2 years. Dr Tran’s research at GU and NCI resulted in the discovery of some novel natural products with significant anticancer activity.
Dr Tran has been with the University of Sunshine Coast since 2017. He is currently working as a SIEF STEM research fellow in a collaboration with EcoBiotics Ltd. The focus of his work is to discover and deliver bioactive natural products isolated from Queensland’s tropical rainforest into drug development pipeline. Dr Tran also joins in the research of the domestication of the Australian plant Fontainea picrosperma to supply raw material for manufacturing the novel anticancer drug EBC-46.
- Australian Endeavour Executive Leadership Award 2019
|Project Name||Funding Body|
|Chemical diversity investigation of Australian regional propolis||Hive & Wellness Australia Pty Ltd|
|Can Natural Products from Eucalypt Species Be Used to Treat Retrovirus Infections in Koalas?||Gympie Regional Council|
|Plasma Lipidomics in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Lipidomic Profiles of Human Donor Milk||USC|
|Evaluation of the Effect of Glyphosate and Aminomethylphosphonic Acid Residues on Soil Microorganisms during Riparian Revegetation in Southeast Queensland||USC|
|Agilent Research Collaboration||Agilent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd|
|QB-USC-028 (Drug discovery and product development)||QBiotics|
- natural product chemistry
- NMR and MS spectroscopies
- organic synthetic chemistry
- computational chemistry