David Craik, PhDProfessor of Biomolecular Structure, Institute for Molecular Bioscience at University of Queensland
David Craik, FAA, FRS, is a group leader and Professor of Chemistry at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and undertook postdoctoral studies at Florida State and Syracuse Universities before taking up a lectureship at the Victorian College of Pharmacy in 1983. He was appointed Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of School in 1988. He moved to University of Queensland in 1995 to set up a new biomolecular NMR laboratory and is currently the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science. His research focuses on applications of cyclic peptides, toxins and NMR in drug design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, is author of more than 750 papers and has trained 70 PhD students.