Dr. Alison Thompson, BSc, PhD
Full Professor, Faculty of Science Killam Professor 2012-2017
Medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis, inorganic chemistry, biological activities of compounds
Organic and medicinal synthetic chemistry enables drug discovery and an understanding of biochemical processes that lead to disease
In the Thompson group we pride ourselves upon being synthetic organic chemists who use our skills to design and synthesise new compounds with interesting biological activities. In particular, we synthesise pyrrole-containing compounds and other analogues of the ubiquitous natural product prodigiosin. We work with collaborators, locally, nationally and internationally, to evaluate the therapeutic value of these compounds as novel treatments for a range of cancer types.