ICOS-20, 20th International Conference on Organic Synthesis
 
 
Friday, 20 October 2017
 
 
Mark A. Rizzacasa

 

RizzacasaProfessor Mark A. Rizzacasa

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Born 19 November 1964, Perth Western Australia    
School of Chemistry, The Bio21 Institute
The University of Melbourne
30 Flemington Rd
Victoria 3010, AUSTRALIA   
Telephone: +61 3 8344 2397    
Fax: +61 3 9347 8393   
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Home Page: http://rizzacasa.chemistry.unimelb.edu.au   

EDUCATION
B.Sc. (Honours) The University of Western Australia 1986   
PhD The University of Western Australia under the supervision of Professor Melvyn V. Sargent, 1987-1990.
Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Robert E. Ireland at the Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville Virginia, USA, 1990-1993

ACADEMIC  CAREER
Lecturer: School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne    1993-1998
Senior Lecturer: School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne 1998-2004
Associate Professor: School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne 2004-2008       
Professor of Chemistry: School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne 2008-   

RECENT SELECTED AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2003-    International Editorial Advisory Board Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.
2005    Organic Reactions Lectureship.
2006    David Syme Research Prize
2010    RACI Organic Division Authur J. Birch Medal
2012    Co-Chairman of the IUPAC 19th International Conference on Organic Synthesis (ICOS19).
2012    Dyason Fellowship.
2012     Elected to the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC) Advisory Committee.
2013    William Evans Visiting Fellowship, University of Otago, New Zealand.
2014-    Editorial Advisory Board ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters


RESEARCH  INTERESTS
The asymmetric synthesis of bioactive natural products and analogues. The development of new synthetic methods in organic chemistry. The synthesis of oxygen containing heterocyclic compounds including tetrahydrofurans, tetrahydropyrans, spiroketals and cyclic acetals. The use of pericyclic reactions in the synthesis of natural products. The total synthesis of enamide containing natural products and marine metabolites. Total synthesis inspired by biosynthesis or 'biomimetic' synthesis. Total synthesis of myxobacteria metabolites.