Associate Professor Ross McGeary

Associate Professor

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science


Synthetic organic chemistry; Medicinal chemistry; Carbohydrate chemistry; Peptide Chemistry.

My research centres on synthetic organic chemistry, but covers areas ranging from the development of new synthetic methodologies through to medicinal chemistry, drug delivery, enzymatic transformations and even biophysics.


  • Master of Technology Management, The University of Queensland
  • BSc (First Class Honours), Monash University
  • PhD (Organic Chemistry), Monash University


  • Wun, Shun Jie, Johnson, Lambro A., You, Lv, McGeary, Ross P., Brueck, Thomas, Schenk, Gerhard and Guddat, Luke W. (2020). Inhibition studies of ketol-acid reductoisomerases from pathogenic microorganisms. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 108516, 108516. doi: 10.1016/

  • Pedroso, Marcelo Monteiro, Waite, David W., Melse, Okke, Wilson, Liam, Mitić, Nataša, McGeary, Ross P., Antes, Iris, Guddat, Luke W., Hugenholtz, Philip and Schenk, Gerhard (2020). Broad spectrum antibiotic-degrading metallo-β-lactamases are phylogenetically diverse. Protein and Cell, 11 (8), 613-617. doi: 10.1007/s13238-020-00736-4

  • Bayaraa, Tenuun, Kurz, Julia L., Patel, Khushboo M., Hussein, Waleed M., Bilyj, Jessica K., West, Nicholas P., Schenk, Gerhard, McGeary, Ross P. and Guddat, Luke William (2020). Discovery, synthesis and evaluation of a novel ketol-acid reductoisomerase inhibitor. Chemistry - A European Journal, 26 (41), 8958-8968. doi: 10.1002/chem.202000899

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Book Chapter

  • Holmes, Andrew B. and Mcgeary, Ross P. (2009). Nine-membered Rings. Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry II: A Review of the Literature 1982-1995. (pp. 737-788) Elsevier Ltd. doi: 10.1016/B978-008096518-5.00235-5

  • McGeary, R. P. (2003). Systemic antifungal agents. Molecular Pathomechanisms and New Trends in Drug Research. (pp. 281-287) edited by G. Keri and I. Toth. London & New York: Taylor & Francis.

  • Toth, Istvan, McGeary, Ross, Blanchfield, Joanne, Rhee, Handoo, Alewood, Paul, Adams, David and Good, Michael (2001). Liposaccharides: Utilisation for peptide delivery and for enhancing synthetic peptide immunogenicity. Peptides: The Wave of the Future. (pp. 937-939) edited by Michal Lebl and Richard A. Houghten. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-94-010-0464-0_437

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Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision