Welcome Dr Sylvia Urban

Dr Sylvia Urban
Senior Lecturer,
School of Science (SSCI), Discipline of Chemistry,
RMIT University (City Campus), Victoria, Australia.

Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr Sylvia Urban to Join the Editorial Board of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. Dr Sylvia Urban is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Science at RMIT University. Her PhD awarded from The University of Melbourne entitled “Structural and Sterechemical Studies of Marine Metabolites”. Previous research appointments in the field of natural product drug discovery (with AstraZeneca and PharmaMar) were held at Natural Product Discovery (NPD), centre of the Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Therapies, Griffith University and at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. Currently a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Pharmacognosy, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian Marine Sciences Association. Awarded the American Society of Pharmacognosy Research Starter Grant in 2003. Editor of a number of natural product and pharmaceutical journals. Interests include marine and terrestrial natural products chemistry; isolation and structural characterisation; NMR spectroscopy and analytical separation and profiling methodologies for natural product discovery.


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