Prof Richard Furneaux

Director, Ferrier Research Institute.

Richard founded and grew the Industrial Research (now Callaghan Innovation) Carbohydrate Chemistry research team for the last 20 years. He has been involved with (and for a year managed) the GlycoSyn business unit, which undertakes process development and cGMP manufacturing by organic chemical synthesis of small molecule drugs for use in proof-of-concept human clinical trials.

Together Richard manages a total of 55 technical and support staff. He has a PhD in Chemistry and had post-doctoral positions at the University of Montana (USA) and Victoria University, before joining DSIR Chemistry in 1980, and which became IRL in 1992.