Professor Neil Anthony Koorbanally

Professor Koorbanally is a specialist in the areas of Natural Products Chemistry and Synthetic Organic Chemistry with an interest in heterocyclic molecules and their potential to be used as antibacterial, anti-TB, antimalarial and anti-HIV drugs.

He has been involved in Natural Products Chemistry for the last 15 years and Synthetic Organic Chemistry for the last 5 years.

He was the Colenso Scholar at Cambridge University in 2005 and has over 45 publications in international scientific journals.
Quote:   "Never let anything get you down. If life knocks you down, pull onto the ropes and pick yourself up. The sun is sure to rise tomorrow."
  Associate Professor
  PhD - University of Natal
BSc (Honours)
Discipline:   Organic Chemistry
Campus:   Westville
  031 260 3189
Research Areas:

  Medicinal Chemistry
    Recent Publications:   Mokoka. T.A., Xolani, P.K., Zimmerman, S., Hata, Y., Adams, M., Kaiser, M., Moodley, N., Maharaj, V., Koorbanally, N.A., Hamburger, M., Brun, R., Fouche, G. (2013) Antiprotozoal screening of 60 South African plants, and the identification of the antipyranosomal Germacranolides Schkurin I and II, Planta Medica, 79, 1380-1384.

    Okoth, D.A., Chenia, H.Y., Koorbanally, N.A. (2013) Antibacterial and antioxidant activities of flavonoids from Lannea alata (Engl.) Engl. (Anacardiaceae), Phytochemistry Letters, 6, 476-481.

    Dama, H.J., Reddy, K.H., Govender, P., Koorbanally, N.A. (2013) Synthesis and antifungal studies of (2E)-N-Benzyl-N'-phenylbut-2-enediamide and (2E)-N,N'-dibenzylbut-2-enediamide analogues, Journal of Chemistry, Volume 2013, Article ID 281341, 1-7.



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