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About Us

We are a research team focussing on the development of new, potent and safe (macro)molecular compounds and materials for combating infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Driven by the rising global health challenges, our goal is to create technologies and knowledge pool that will lead to better health outcomes for the society.


Several concurrent projects underway including:

1) next generation smart (macro)molecular antimicrobial prodrugs

2) reviving 'resisted' traditional antibiotics with (macro)molecular antimicrobial agents

3) smart membrane-disrupting (macro)molecular anticancer agents


We recognize that industry partnerships are key toward translating research from lab to real world applications. There are several government funded grant schemes that enable for such collaboration. Please contact us for more details.

We also provide contracted consulting services for new product development and process optimization on polymer-related applications.

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6 October 2023 - Latest Paper on Smart Photoresponsive Antimicrobial Polymer

Check out our latest publication on smart antimicrobial peptide mimic prodrug that could be activated via UV light to confer antimicrobial activity!

21 September - Welcome to 3 new group members!

Three new students have just joined the group! We are pleased to welcome Hao Luo (PhD), Lynette Morgan (Honours) and Thi Hanh Nguyen (Nana) (Honours) to work on some of the exciting projects we have here.


17 September 2023 - Latest Paper on Iodine-based Antimicrobial Surfaces

Check out or latest publication on iodine-releasing polymer coatings as potential wound dressing materials!

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