Dr Adrian Blaser

MSc PhD Bern


Adrian Blaser obtained his Masters and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bern, Switzerland. After a postdoctoral position with Professor Margaret Brimble at the University of Auckland, Adrian was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Centre designing and developing novel drugs for cancer treatment.

Research interests

Research | Current

After 3 years on a variety of projects ranging from developing a backup compound for a drug in clinical trial phase I on erbB2 Inhibition to developing a new Antibacterial agent I am now working on a project in collaboration with the Global Alliance of Tuberculosis (GATB) to develop a backup drug of PA-824, a new antibacterial agent against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The aim of the project is to develop an efficient drug with a novel mode of action that avoids cross-resistance with existing drugs, and will simultaneously address many pressing current medical needs.

I am now in charge of the NMR facility at the ACSRC.


  • Appointed Justice of the Peace for New Zealand, 12 November 2014
  • Appointed Honorary Consul for Switzerland in Auckland, 1 January 2019

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Justice of the Peace service at Grafton Campus (by appointment) and City Drop In Sessions

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Alternative contact

DDI +64 9 923 8228

Mobile +64 21 232 7998

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 1, Room 125
New Zealand

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