Dr Charlotte Williams

Team Leader

Contact details:

  • 343 ROYAL PARADE
    PARKVILLE VIC 3052 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Dr Charlotte Williams is a Principal Research Scientist within the Biomedical Manufacturing Program at CSIRO. Dr Williams has engaged industry (Planet Innovation, Avipep), and collaborated widely with universities (co-supervisor, Honours and PhD students). Dr Williams has led a multi-disciplinary project, involving the use of RAFT polymerisation for biomedical applications, a project with $4M of funding from the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF), and designed and delivered on another SIEF-funded project ($2.5M support) “Molecular Machines”, optimising immobilised enzymes for use in flow-reactors.
Prior to CSIRO, Dr Williams gained industrial experience at Johnson Matthey (UK) before working for Starpharma Pty. Ltd. (Australia) where she worked for over 5 years as a Senior Research Chemist and Research Manager. Dr Williams has been a member of both the ACS and RSC and currently serves as the treasurer for the RACI Bioactive Discovery and Development group. Dr Williams has been appointed Associate Editor of The Australian Journal of Chemistry 2018.
Expertise in synthetic chemistry and conjugation of small molecules, proteins and antibodies, polymer synthesis and polymer bioconjugation.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Bioconjugation Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

  • 2002

    Ph.D. Chemistry
    The University of Western Australia

  • 2003

    Postdoctoral Research
    The University of Oxford

Professional Experiences

  • Nov 2016-present

    Team Leader
    CSIRO

  • July 2018-present

    Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • June 2009-June 2018

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • Aug 2007-March 2009

    Research Manger
    Starpharma

  • Aug 2004-Aug 2007

    Senior Research Scientist
    Starpharma

  • July 2003-July 2004

    Research Scientist
    Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, U.K.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2013

    OCE Payne-Scott Award
    CSIRO

  • 2016

    Research Plus Payne-Scott Award
    CSIRO

  • April 2016

    Manufacturing Monthly Award
    CSIRO

Grants

  • 2013-2016

    Associate investigator on APP1044802 NHMRC research grant awarded to MIPS

  • Aug 2016-Aug 2019

    ResearchPlus PDF: Synthetic Protein Handles

  • May 2018-May 2021

    ResearchPlus PDF: Revolutionising Antibody-Drug-Conjugate Therapies

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2016-current

    Treasurer for the RACI Bioactive Discovery and Development group

  • 2018-current

    Associate Editor of The Australian Journal of Chemistry

Publications

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