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Overview

Current Work

Current research is dedicated towards the synthesis of carbohydrates associated with bacterial pathogenesis. Specific projects include developing new synthetic routes towards legionaminic acid and pseudaminic acid analogues, and using novel KDO derivatives as probes for bacterial virulence.  

News

Expertise Keywords

  • Carbohydrate-Based Chemical Probes

Subject Area Codes

  • Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified

Country Affiliations

  • United Kingdom

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 57 (Other: 57)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Organic Chemistry (2103BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Organic Chemistry (2103NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Organic Chemistry (2103BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Organic Chemistry (2103NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Organic Chemistry (2103BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Organic Chemistry (2103NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Griffith Chem (1000ENV)
    Convenor, Print Materials, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Griffchem (1000ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Chemistry I (1023SCG)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Chemistry I (1023SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (6195NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Griffith Chem (1000ENV)
    Convenor, Print Materials, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Griffchem (1000ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Griffith Chem (1000ENV)
    Convenor, Print Materials, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Griffith Chem (1000ENV)
    Teacher, Print Materials, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Griffchem (1000ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Griffchem (1000ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Adv Carbohydrate Chemistry (6183BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Adv Carbohydrate Chemistry (6183BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Princ of Drug Design & Devel (6193BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Princ of Drug Design & Devel (6193BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Chemistry I (1001ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Spectroscopic & Molec Analysis (2102NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3105NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Adv Carbohydrate Chemistry (6183BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Princ of Drug Design & Devel (6193BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Adv Carbohydrate Chemistry (6183BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Adv Carbohydrate Chemistry (6183BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Princ of Drug Design & Devel (6193BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Princ of Drug Design & Devel (6193BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Princ of Drug Design & Devel (6193BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Chemical Pharmacology I (3023PHM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Dr Kiefel completed his Bsc (Hons) at the University of Melbourne, and also his PhD in Natural Products chemistry (isolation, structural elucidation, and total synthesis) under the supervision of (the late) Melvyn Gill. After a two year Post Doc with Professor Gerald Pattenden (University of Nottingham, UK) he returned to Melbourne to work as a Research Fellow in the group headed by Professor Mark von Itzstein at the Victorian College of Pharmacy (now the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences). In 2000 he was appointed as a lecturer at the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University, and in 2006 promoted to senior lecturer.  

Academic experience

  • Research Fellow, Victorian College of Pharmacy (Now MIPS) 1993 - 1999
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Nottingham (UK) 1991 - 1992

Awards and Honours

  • Queensland International Fellowship, Queensland Government 2010 - 2010

Internal service roles

  • HDR Convenor, 2013 - Present

External service roles

  • Member, Chemical Education Group (Qld), RACI 2014 - Present

Professional memberships

  • MRACI Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1986 - Present
  • ACS Member, American Chemical Society 2012 - Present
  • RSC Member, Royal Society of Chemistry 2014 - Present