NSW Bioactive Discovery and Development Group

The BDDG was established in 2016 to promote better interactions between the academic, government and industrial arms of biotech research in Sydney and the state of New South Wales, and is a forum for researchers to address/discuss the current paradigm for collaborations in drug discovery and development.

The group aims to provide regular networking events for scientists and professionals from academia, industry, research institutes, government organisations, etc., involved in all stages of discovery and development of bioactive molecules. We aim to run 2-3 events each year, open to all in the community (RACI membership provides a small discount). Our events are typically evening functions running between 6 – 10 pm with an informal presentation/speech from one to three speakers (20 - 30 mins) with a large portion of the evening dedicated to Q&A and networking. Depending on the time of year, events are run either independently or as add-ons to a local conference.

The committee would like to thank FB Rice for their continued support of the BDD group events.



Chair - Dr Jonathan Foot
Treasurer - Ms Eleanor Eiffe
Secretary - Dr Fei Liu
Committee Member - Dr Jess Gledhill

 Past Committee

  • Chair - Jonathan Foot
  • Secretary - Dr Fei Lei
  • Eleanor Eiffe
  • Jess Gledhill
  • Ellen Van Dam
  • Thomas Balle
  • Roger Read
  • Naresh Kumar


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Our Future Events


TBC - We plan to run an event in March 2022 in Sydney CBD and a second one in conjunction with the OMC2022 conference in Wollongong, 20th - 23rd Nov



Our Past Events

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