1993 …2019

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Personal profile


Dr Yuriev is a Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her work focuses  on innovations to improve learning and teaching of employability skills, with an emphasis on skill development in problem solving, collaboration, and study skills. Her achievements in education innovation have been recognised with numerous awards: Monash Parkville Student Association “First year Lecturer of the Year”, 2005, 2015 & 2017), Faculty of Pharmacy Teaching Excellence award (2007 & 2016), Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence award (2006 & 2016), Monash Teacher Accelerator award (2016), and the Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (The Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 2008). She is influencing the quality of pharmacy and science education through her scholarly research, mentoring, presentations, and publications. Elizabeth has published her findings in Journal of Chemical EducationChemistry Education Research and PracticeHigher Education Research & Development, and other journals.

Her original contributions to the field of molecular modelling include the development of (i) carbohydrate docking methodologies; (ii) novel site mapping approach for the investigation of ligand recognition; and (iii) docking and MD protocols for homology modelling of GPCRs and GPCR complexes. Elizabeth’s research outcomes include 90 research papers in peer-reviewed journals (38 in the last 5 years) and 5 book chapters. She has communicated 117 conference presentations. Drs Yuriev and Ramsland have co-edited the book “Structural Glycobiology”, Taylor & Francis Group/CRC press, London, 2012 (ISBN:9781439854600). Drs Yuriev and Agostino have co-edited the e-book "Structural and computational glycobiology – immunity and infection", Frontiers Media, 2015 (ISBN 9782889196388).

Research interests

Education research: problem-solving skills, groupwork and collaboration, study skills, flexible assessment, chemistry education research

Structure-based design: carbohydrates, GPCRs, molecular docking, molecular dynamics

Monash teaching commitment

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science:

BPS1031 Physical Chemistry I (Teaching and Unit Coordination)

BPS1032 Physical Chemistry II (Teaching and Unit Coordination)

PSC3142 Computational Drug Design (Teaching and Unit Coordination)

External positions

Secretary, Association of Molecular Modellers of Australasia

2009 → …

Research area keywords

  • Education Research
  • Problem Solving
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Flexible Assessment
  • Study Skills
  • Drug Design
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Docking
  • Carbohydrates
  • GPCRs

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Research Output

Analysing student problem solving: Successes and challenges

Yuriev, E., 2019, p. 10-10. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

Developing problem-solving skills in physical chemistry

Yuriev, E., Basal, S. & Vo, K., 2019, Teaching Chemistry in Higher Education: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Tina Overton. Seery, M. K. & McDonnell, C. (eds.). Creathach Press, p. 55-76 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Engaging Students with Multiple Pathways for Solving Complex Authentic Problems

Yuriev, E., Burton, J., Maher, S., Thompson, C. & Scanlon, M., 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Engaging students with multiple problem-solving pathways for complex problems

Yuriev, E., Burton, J., Devine, S., Vo, K., Maher, S., Thompson, C. & Scanlon, M., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


  • 4 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Professional association or peak discipline body
  • 1 Non-HDR Supervisions

Kimberly Vo (Honours student)

Elizabeth Yuriev (Supervisor)

Feb 2019Oct 2019

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions

Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling (Journal)

Elizabeth Yuriev (Editorial board member)

2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Frontiers in Immunology (Journal)

Elizabeth Yuriev (Guest editor)


Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

CRC Press (Publisher)

Elizabeth Yuriev (Editor in chief)


Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Journal of Molecular Recognition (Journal)

Elizabeth Yuriev (Editorial board member)

2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility