ACRF Chemical Biology

The ACRF Chemical Biology division aims to discover new medicines.

Leadership and management

Photo of Isabelle Lucet with colourful LED lights in the background
Division Head
Leeanne Lewis
Division Coordinator
Laboratory Head
Dr Brad Sleebs
Laboratory Head


We use structural, chemical and molecular biology approaches along with medicinal chemistry and high-throughput screening, to identify and validate novel therapeutic targets.

Our work has relevance to a range of diseases including cancers, inflammatory diseases and infections.

Members of our division have made important contributions to a number of research areas, including our understanding of:

  • cell death pathways
  • kinase signalling pathways
  • protein glycosylation in diseases
  • the molecular mechanisms that contribute to malarial parasite survival

To contact the division please email Leeanne Lewis, Division Coordinator, at lewis.l@wehi.edu.au