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Dr Trong D. Tran

PhD, Griff.

  • Lecturer, Chemistry
+61 7 5459 4579
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Trong Tran


Dr Trong Tran was awarded a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry from Griffith University in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, he undertook a postdoctoral research in National Cancer Institute – US National Institutes of Health. In 2017, he was awarded the SIEF STEM+ Business research fellowship and started working in the University of Sunshine Coast. In 2021, he was promoted to a lecturer in chemistry.

Dr Tran has supervised several honour and PhD students. He has extensive research experience in natural product drug discovery and analysis with a focus on bioactive compounds in Queensland’s tropical rainforest plants, honey and propolis. At the university of the Sunshine Coast, he also directs his research to metabolomics and lipidomics.


  • Australian Endeavour Executive Leadership Award 2019

Research grants

Project Name Funding Body
Chemical diversity investigation of Australian regional propolis Hive & Wellness Australia Pty Ltd
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

Research areas

  • natural product chemistry
  • NMR and MS spectroscopies
  • organic synthetic chemistry
  • metabolomics
  • computational chemistry

Teaching areas

  • Medicinal Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry

Dr Tran's specialist areas of knowledge include natural product biodiscovery, chromatography, NMR and MS spectroscopies, organic synthesis, chemical analysis and metabolomics.

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