Dr Peter Choi

BSc(hons) PhD in Chemistry, University of Auckland

Biography

Peter Choi obtained his BSc (hons. 1st class) in Medicinal Chemistry and PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry at the University of Auckland with Dist. Prof. Margaret Brimble. After completion of his PhD, Peter was appointed as a research fellow working with Dist. Prof. Bill Denny and Assoc. Prof. Brian Palmer at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre to design and synthesise novel drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis.

Research | Current

Working as a medicinal chemist in a collaborative project with the Global Alliance for Tuberculosis Drug Development (TB Alliance) in New York, which seeks to develop novel and affordable drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis.

Areas of expertise

Organic Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry

Natural Products

Antituberculosis Agents

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Choi, P. J., Sutherland, H. S., Tong, A. S. T., Blaser, A., Franzblau, S. G., Cooper, C. B., ... Motte, M. (2017). Synthesis and evaluation of analogues of the tuberculosis drug bedaquiline containing heterocyclic B-ring units. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters10.1016/j.bmcl.2017.10.042
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Adrian Blaser, Bill Denny, Brian Palmer
  • Tong, A., Choi, P., Blaser, A., Sutherland, H. S., Tsang, S., Guillemont, J., ... Broeck, W. V. D. (2017). 6-Cyano analogues of bedaquiline as less lipophilic and potentially safer diarylquinolines for tuberculosis. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00196
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Adrian Blaser, Bill Denny, Brian Palmer
  • Choi, P. J. (2011). Synthetic Studies Towards Aromatic Polyketide Derived Natural Products The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/6978
  • Choi, P. J., Sperry, J., & Brimble, M. A. (2010). Heteroatom-directed reverse Wacker oxidations. Synthesis of the reported structure of (-)-herbaric acid. J Org Chem, 75 (21), 7388-7392. 10.1021/jo1016585
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/7981
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble, Jonathan Sperry
  • Choi, P. J., Rathwell, D. C. K., & Brimble, M. A. (2009). Synthesis of 6,6-Bisbenzannulated Spiroketals Related to the Rubromycins Using a Double Intramolecular Hetero-Michael Addition (DIHMA). Tetrahedron Letters, 50 (26), 3245-3248. 10.1016/j.tetlet.2009.02.030
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/8146
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble
  • Choi, P. J., Jun, D., & Brimble, M. A. (2008). A Synthetic Study Towards Aryl 6,6-Spiroacetal Analogues of Rubromycin. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Organic Synthesis, Daejeon, South Korea. 22 June - 27 June 2008.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble
  • Choi, P. J., Rathwell, D. C., & Brimble, M. A. (1/1/2008). A synthetic study towards aryl 6,6-spiroacetal analogues of rubromycin. Poster presented at 7th International Conference on Organic Synthesis, Daejeon, South Korea.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/9521
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Brimble

Contact details

Primary location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 1, Room 120
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand