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Spencer Williams

Professor
glycoimmunology; organic chemistry
organic chemistry; reaction development
carbohydrate chemistry; chemical biology
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
physical sciences
chemistry
biochemistry & molecular biology
animals
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Prof

Spencer Williams

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Carbohydrate Chemistry And Biochemistry
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Prof

Spencer Williams

 

Spencer Williams obtained his BSc and PhD (under the supervision of Professor Bob Stick) at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Following receipt of his PhD in 1998, he was an Izaac Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Professor Stephen G Withers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, where he worked on glycosidase inhibitors.

In 2000 he moved to the USA where he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation in the laboratory of Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, based at the University of California, Berkeley.

He joined the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne in 2002. His current interests include the application of chemical synthesis, and in particular carbohydrate chemistry, to biological problems, and the development of new therapeutic agents for treatment of cardiovascular disease, pain and fibrosis in the treatment of diabetes. He is a co-author of a textbook, Carbohydrates: The essential molecules of life (by RV Stick and SJ Williams, 2009, Elsevier), and a co-founder of the company Fibrotech Therapeutics.

Curriculum vitae: BSc (Hons) W.Aust. (1995); PhD W.Aust. (conferred 2001); Izaac Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia (SG Withers, 1998-2000); Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation, University of California at Berkeley (CR Bertozzi, 2001-2002); Lecturer, University of Melbourne (2002); Selby Research Award (2002); RACI Divisional Organic Lectureship (2005); Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne (2006); Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2007); Rennie Memorial Medal (2008); Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (2009); Biota Award for Medicinal Chemistry (2010); Grimwade Prize for Industrial Chemistry (2011); David Syme Research Prize (2014); Professor (2016).

Projects

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49

Projects

Project Types


34

Research Grant


9

Research Contracts


6

Internal Research Grant


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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

David Syme Research Prize (2014)

University of Melbourne

2011

Grimwade Prize for Industrial Chemistry

University of Melbourne

2010

Biota Award for Medicinal Chemistry

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

2008

Rennie Memorial Medal (2008)

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

2007

Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2007)

University of Melbourne, Faculty of Science

2002

Selby Research Award (2002)

University of Melbourne

2009

FRACI - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute


2001

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship of the Life Sciences Research Foundation


1998

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship


9

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Chemistry

Academic Teaching And Research

Bio21 Institute

Australian Representative

International Carbohydrate Organization

Member

Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Member

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

The University of Western Australia