A.Prof Renate Griffith
About A.Prof Renate
After a PhD in Polymer Science in Germany, in 1986, Dr Renate Griffith immigrated to Australia and undertook postdoctoral studies in Synthetic Organic Chemistry with Professor Pyne (University of Wollongong).
After a break due to raising children, Dr Griffith began research in computational chemistry, molecular modelling, and now works mainly in the area of computer-aided drug design. In 2001, she started as a lecturer (later senior lecturer) at the University of Newcastle, and took up a position as an Associate Professor in Pharmacology at UNSW in 2008.
Retiring from full time work in 2017 she is currently an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry at UNSW. Dr. Griffith has been elected as a RACI Fellow in 2013 and as a Fellow of the Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (AFMC) in 2017.
In 2017, Dr Griffith has been the president of AFMC and has chaired the organising committee of AIMECS17, held in conjunction with the RACI Centenary Congress. She is a past chair of the RACI Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology.