User:Matthew Todd

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  • 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 stuff, try some of these links:
The Synaptic Leap
our PZQ LabBlog for some raw data
or more raw data in our open source drug discovery for malaria project, as well as the associated wiki
which contains the Story So Far,
some of our papers
or some papers we're writing
or maybe an overview of what we think open science is, courtesy of a free Nature Chemistry article.

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 where he is currently Senior Lecturer.

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", though his studnets do not currently know 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 drug discovery. He is Chair of The Synaptic Leap, a nonprofit dedicated to open biomedical research. 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.


  • 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


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