Dr Dan Furkert

PhD

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Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Dan gained his PhD in chemistry in 2003 (UoA), followed by NIH postdoctoral fellowships at Oregon State University (USA) working on natural product total synthesis, and then in the Dept of Pharmacy & Pharmacology at the University of Bath (UK) investigating novel opioid receptor ligands for treatment of drug abuse.

He returned to UoA in 2010 to take up his current position as team leader of Dist Prof Margaret Brimble's organicsynthesis labs.

Research | Current

Current research themes include organic synthesis directed towards natural products and drug discovery, development of improved chemical methods to access biologically relevant structures, and medicinal chemistry focused on TB, cancer and neuropharmacology.

Teaching | Current

Lectures in CHEM330, CHEM730 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Ko, K.-Y., Wilson, Z. E., Furkert, D. P., & Brimble, M. A. (2020). A Ring Closing Metathesis Approach to the Formal Synthesis of (+)-Callyspongiolide. CHEMCATCHEM10.1002/cctc.202001139
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble
  • Davison, E. K., Freeman, J. L., Zhang, W., Wuest, W. M., Furkert, D. P., & Brimble, M. A. (2020). Asymmetric Total Synthesis of the Naturally Occurring Antibiotic Anthracimycin. Organic letters, 22 (14), 5550-5554. 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01913
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble, Emma Davison
  • Calvert, M. B., Furkert, D. P., Cooper, C. B., & Brimble, M. A. (2020). Synthetic approaches towards bedaquiline and its derivatives. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 30 (12)10.1016/j.bmcl.2020.127172
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble
  • Freeman, J. L., Li, F. F., Furkert, D. P., & Brimble, M. A. (2020). Synthetic Studies Towards Spirocyclic Imine Marine Toxins Using N -Acyl Iminium Ions as Dienophiles in Diels-Alder Reactions. SYNLETT, 31 (7), 657-671. 10.1055/s-0039-1691593
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble, Freda Li
  • Aitken, H. R. M., Brimble, M. A., & Furkert, D. P. (2020). A Catalytic Asymmetric Ene Reaction for Direct Preparation of alpha-Hydroxy 1,4-Diketones as Intermediates in Natural Product Synthesis. SYNLETT, 31 (7), 687-690. 10.1055/s-0037-1610748
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble
  • Lin, B., Daniels, B. J., Middleditch, M. J., Furkert, D. P., Brimble, M. A., Bong, J., ... Loomes, K. M. (2020). Utility of the Leptospermum scoparium Compound Lepteridine as a Chemical Marker for Manuka Honey Authenticity. ACS omega, 5 (15), 8858-8866. 10.1021/acsomega.0c00486
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Middleditch, Margaret Brimble, Kerry Loomes
  • Choi, H., Shirley, H. J., Aitken, H. R. M., Schulte, T., Söhnel T, Hume, P. A., ... Furkert, D. P. (2020). Intermolecular Diels-Alder Cycloaddition/Cross-Coupling Sequences of 2-Bromo-1,3-butadienes. Organic letters, 22 (3), 1022-1027. 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b04567
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble, Tilo Söhnel
  • Grant, P. S., Kahlcke, N., Govindpani, K., Hunter, M., MacDonald, C., Brimble, M. A., ... Furkert, D. P. (2019). Divalent cannabinoid-1 receptor ligands: A linker attachment point survey of SR141716A for development of high-affinity CB1R molecular probes. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 29 (21)10.1016/j.bmcl.2019.126644
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michelle Glass, Margaret Brimble

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE - CHEMISTRY - Bldg 301
Level 7, Room 729A
23 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand