Dr Martin Stoermer

Adjunct Fellow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience


I am a medicinal and organic chemist

Studied organic chemistry at the University of Sydney, moved to UQ in 1993, then worked for Bayer in Germany, before moving back to Australia in 1996. Worked in Melbourne at the Victorian College of Pharmacy (now MIPS). I then returned to UQ in 2000 to the Fairlie lab where we design and synthesise new chemical entities to tackle human disease. Since 2012 I have been on extended medical leave and am currently an Adjunct Research Fellow, researching proteins from flaviviruses such as Dengue, West Nile, and Zika viruses, and the coronaviruses SARS, MERS, and SARS-CoV-2.

Research Interests

  • Viral Proteases
    I study the proteases from Flaviviruses such as Dengue and West Nile virus, and Coronaviruses like SARS, and SARS-CoV-2, using a combination of chemical synthesis and molecular modelling. Previously I worked on the design and synthesis of inhibitors of HIV protease.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Science (Advanced), University of Sydney


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