The Holmes Group

Applications of Synthesis to Problems in Materials and Biology


We are interested in synthesis of all kinds, from biologically active molecules to polymers.
The common theme is that our target must have a use, whether it allows us to probe a biological system or to make a smart material.

The new frontiers in research are at the interfaces and major breakthroughs are now happening in collaborative research projects on multidisciplinary themes. Our interest in the Bio21 Institute is to address the interface of biological and materials science.

Our research also involves extensive collaboration with chemists at CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies and the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College, London.