The Priority Research Centre for Drug Development seeks to unravel the causes of disease by identifying crucial biological targets and pioneering the rapid development of novel drugs for the fight against disease.
The Centre is committed to providing innovative therapeutics for the treatment of human disease by bringing together research teams of international excellence from chemistry, biology and medicine.
The Centre is the central facilitator of drug development at the University of Newcastle and with our collaborators, displaying leadership and research excellence. We are strengthening and building strategic partnerships with Australian and international universities, business and industry and our community.
The Centre provides a supportive forum for career development and enhancement of junior staff across chemistry, biology and biomedical sciences. The Centre also provides biomedical researchers with a molecular 'toolkit' to unravel the intricacies of biological processes and a 'lab to clinic' drug development pipeline to a clinical setting.
By bringing together research teams of international excellence from chemistry, biology and medicine, the Centre focuses on unravelling the causes of disease, identifying crucial biological targets and pioneers the rapid development of novel drugs for the fight against disease.