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Mat, recently
Mat, recently
  • A/Prof Matthew Todd
  • School of Chemistry, Building F11, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Sydney, Australia

I manage My Lab at The University of Sydney.

You can also find me on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and on my blog.

If you're looking for our open science research, try some of these links:
The Open Source Malaria Project - the main page
or maybe an overview of what we think open science is, courtesy of a free Nature Chemistry article.
There's also The Synaptic Leap - where the open projects got started
our PZQ LabBlog for some raw data on the first open science project
or more raw data in the open source malaria project
as well as the associated wiki

Mat, more recently
Mat, more recently

which contains the Story So Far,
and smaller malaria updates there's the malaria Twitter account or G+ page and a selection of talks/meetings on Youtube More generally you could also read some of my research group's papers
or some papers we're writing


Mat, near some graffiti
Mat, near some graffiti

Short Bio

Mat Todd was born in Manchester, England. He obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from Cambridge University in 1999, was a Wellcome Trust postdoc at The University of California, Berkeley, a college fellow back at Cambridge University, a lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London and since 2005 has been at the School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.

His research interests include the development of new ways to make molecules, particularly how to make chiral molecules with new catalysts. He is also interested in making metal complexes that do unusual things when they meet biological molecules or metal ions. His lab motto is "To make the right molecule in the right place at the right time", and his students are currently trying to work out what this means.

He has a significant interest in open science, and how it may be used to accelerate research, with particular emphasis on open source discovery of drugs and catalysts. He is Chair of The Synaptic Leap, a nonprofit dedicated to open biomedical research, and currently leads the Open Source Malaria consortium. In 2011 he was awarded a NSW Scientist of the Year award in the Emerging Research category for his work in open science. He is on the Editorial Boards of PLoS One, Chemistry Central Journal and ChemistryOpen. He is a Sydney Ambassador of the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Education

  • 2005- Lecturer then Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 2001-2005, Lecturer in Chemistry, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2000-2001, College Fellow and Lecturer, New Hall College, Cambridge University
  • 1999-2000, Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1999, PhD, Organic Chemistry, Cambridge University
  • 1995, MA, Natural Science, Cambridge University

Research interests

  1. Organic synthesis and methodology
  2. Asymmetric Catalysis
  3. Chemical Biology
  4. Open Science

Publications

See the main lab list

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