Role at ANSTO
Naomi is a radiochemist at ANSTO working within the Human Health Research group and is responsible developing and undertaking synthesis of new ligands for radiolabelling and radioligand characterisation, targeting cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
She has experience in radiolabelling of small molecules and peptides with a range of isotopes including [18F]fluorine, a range of iodine isotopes, and radiometals including; Lu, [68/67]Ga, Sc. She also works heavily in the transfer of radiolabeling techniques to automated technologies, including the Advion microfluidics systems and other automated radio-synthesis modules from GE, and iPhase.
Naomi completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Geosciences at the University of Wollongong in 2003, where she was also employed as a Research assistant for the geosciences department. Following her degree she was employed as a production technician at ANSTO to produce radiopharmaceuticals and irradiated sources for use in industrial equipment.
Subsequently she was employed as a Professional Chemistry Officer for the Radiopharmaceuticals Research Institute within ANSTO assisting in the research and development of new radiopharmaceuticals. This led to her current position as Radiochemist within ANSTO's NST, Human Health Research Theme..
Naomi’s expertise lies in radiochemistry, automated modules including microfluidics, HPLC instrumentation and separation, and radio-metabolite analysis.
Qualifications & Achievements
BSc in Biology/Geosciences, University of Wollongong (2003)
ANSTO Awards in NST - NCEPT TeamPartnerships with Impact (2019)
ANSTO Awards in NST - NCEPT Team George Collins Innovation Award (2018)
ANSTO Value Award - NCEPT team - Curiosity (2018)