Dr Trong D. Tran - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Trong D. Tran

PhD, Griff.

  • Research Fellow
+61 7 5459 4579
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Dr Trong D. Tran

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

Research grants

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

Research areas

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