Guest: Dr. Hendra Gunosewoyo
Presenter: Tabetha Moreto
Guest Bio: Dr. Hendra Gunosewoyo is a Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council (ARC) early career research fellow within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University. Hendra is a medicinal chemist with research interests in the fields of infectious diseases and central nervous system agents. He received his PhD from the University of Sydney and had four years of postdoctoral experience in Chicago, USA. He is a Chartered Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), currently focusing on better understanding of the cell wall biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis(M.tb), the causative organism of tuberculosis.
Segment Overview: In this segment, Dr. Hendra Gunosewoyo joins the program to discuss about new treatments for tuberculosis as part of an ARC-funded research project. He also highlights the issue that despite the fact TB is a curable disease but it’s still one of the leading causes of death in the world.