• 370 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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My current focus is on the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. As a Senior Radiochemist in the Molecular Imaging and Therapy Research Unit (MITRU), I am heavily involved in the manufacturing and quality control aspects of Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) that are to be used or investigated in clinical trials. Another aspect of my role involves GMP related documentation and practices, which includes providing input on SOP, internal audits, streamlining of processes and procedures (in both manufacturing and quality control), and spearheading process validations for new and existing PET agents. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide


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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 370 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 8 Conference contribution

Biomimetic synthetic studies on meroterpenoids from the marine sponge Aka coralliphaga: Divergent total syntheses of siphonodictyal B, liphagal and corallidictyals A–D

Kuan, K., Markwell-Heys, A. W., Cruickshank, M. C., Tran, D. P., Adlington, R. M., Baldwin, J. E. & George, J. H., 15 Jun 2019, In : Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. 27, 12, p. 2449-2465 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Rapid and automated production of [68Ga]gallium chloride and [68Ga]Ga-DOTA-TATE on a medical cyclotron

Tieu, W., Hollis, C. A., Kuan, K., Takhar, P., Stuckings, M., Spooner, N. & Malinconico, M., 1 Jul 2019, In : Nuclear Medicine and Biology. 74-75, p. 12-18 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Crystal structure of highly glycosylated human leukocyte elastase in complex with an S200 site binding inhibitor

Hochscherf, J., Pietsch, M., Tieu, W., Kuan, K., Abell, A. D., Gütschow, M. & Niefind, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications. 74, 8, p. 480-489 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

A biomimetic synthetic approach to the frondosins

Kuan, K., Hirschvogel, A. M. C. & George, J. H., 2016, In : Australian Journal of Chemistry. 69, 12, p. 1420-1423 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Total Synthesis and Structure Revision of (-)-Siphonodictyal B and Its Biomimetic Conversion into (+)-Liphagal

Markwell-Heys, A. W., Kuan, K. & George, J. H., 21 Aug 2015, In : Organic Letters. 17, 17, p. 4228-4231 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle