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Research interests

Drug Discovery and Development. Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics.  Drug Delivery. Drug Discovery for Neglected and Tropical Diseases.


Susan Charman is Director of the Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation, and Professor at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her research is focussed on ADME-informed drug candidate optimisation to translate basic biology and chemistry discoveries into new drug candidates. She is particularly interested in the lead optimisation and progression of novel drug candidates for the treatment of neglected and tropical infectious diseases.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research area keywords

  • Drug development
  • Drug discovery
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Drug Metabolism


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