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Dr Lidia Matesic


Role at ANSTO

Lidia is involved in radiochemistry development research, working primarily with 18F to develop new 18F labelled radiotracers.


Lidia completed a PhD in organic and medicinal chemistry at the University of Wollongong in 2011. Following her degree, she joined ANSTO LifeSciences as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow before accepting her position as a Radiochemist later in the year.

Research interests and areas of expertise

Lidia’s research interests include 18F radiolabelling using conventional, automated and microfluidic techniques and the development of novel 18F prosthetic groups for incorporation into new radiotracers. Lidia has expertise in 18F radiochemistry, microfluidics, ex vivo radiometabolism studies, organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry.

Qualifications & Achievements

PhD (Chemistry), University of Wollongong (2011)Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours), University of Wollongong (2006)Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI CChem) and Women in NuclearAssociate Editor for the journal, Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal ChemistryFrance-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration Early Career Fellowship (2012)Royal Society of NSW Scholarship (2010)AusBiotech-GSK Student Excellence Award – NSW (2009)Johnson & Johnson Honours Research Prize in Medicinal Chemistry (2007)Australian Federation of University Women – NSW Inc. Jamieson Award (2007)