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Biography

Yuji obtained his BSc (Hons) in 2012 and PhD in 2017 at Monash University under the supervision of Prof. David W. Lupton studying NHC-catalysed enantioselective C–C bond formation reactions. Following these studies, Yuji moved to Princeton University as a Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow investigating biocatalytic oxidoreductase transformations under the guidance of Asst. Prof. Todd K. Hyster from 2017 – 2019. Yuji then returned to Melbourne, Australia as a Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Jonathan Baell at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Science.

Research interests

  • Novel biocatalytic techniques
  • Innovative approaches to target based organic synthesis
  • Applications of catalysis and synthesis in Green chemical research and waste reduction

External positions

Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University

1 Aug 20178 May 2019

Research area keywords

  • Organic chemistry
  • Biocatalysis
  • Organocatalysis
  • Catalysis
  • Synthetic Chemistry

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Research Output

Development of Benzenesulfonamide Derivatives as Potent Glutathione Transferase Omega-1 Inhibitors

Xie, Y., Tummala, P., Oakley, A. J., Deora, G. S., Nakano, Y., Rooke, M., Cuellar, M. E., Strasser, J. M., Dahlin, J. L., Walters, M. A., Casarotto, M. G., Board, P. G. & Baell, J. B., 26 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 63, 6, p. 2894-2914 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Polarity Inversion Catalysis by the 1,4-Addition of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

Nguyen, X. B., Nakano, Y. & Lupton, D. W., 1 Jan 2020, In : Australian Journal of Chemistry. 73, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

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Biocatalytic hydrogen atom transfer: an invigorating approach to free-radical reactions

Nakano, Y., Biegasiewicz, K. F. & Hyster, T. K., 1 Apr 2019, In : Current Opinion in Chemical Biology. 49, p. 16-24 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Enantioselective N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysis that Exploits Imine Umpolung

Fernando, J. E. M., Nakano, Y., Zhang, C. & Lupton, D. W., 1 Jan 2019, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 58, 12, p. 4007-4011 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed (5+1) Annulations Exploiting a Vinyl Dianion Synthon Strategy

Nguyen, X. B., Nakano, Y., Duggan, N. M., Scott, L., Breugst, M. & Lupton, D. W., 1 Jan 2019, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 58, 33, p. 11483-11490 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)