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Dr Raymond Joso

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Biography

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Raymond Joso completed a BEng(Hon) in Chemical Engineering (2004) and a PhD in Polymer Chemistry (2009) from the University of New South Wales UNSW, Australia. In 2004, he received the prestigious national Treloar Prize for the best scientific presenter under the age of 30 from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and was invited to publish his work at the Australian Journal of Chemistry. He used...view more

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Raymond Joso completed a BEng(Hon) in Chemical Engineering (2004) and a PhD in Polymer Chemistry (2009) from the University of New South Wales UNSW, Australia. In 2004, he received the prestigious national Treloar Prize for the best scientific presenter under the age of 30 from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and was invited to publish his work at the Australian Journal of Chemistry. He used to work at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical in Indonesia in their manufacturing facilities in the position of Production Engineer. And in 2011-12, he did further studies and received a Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the College of Pharmacy, University of Florida U.S.A. and was appointed Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW. His research concerns on the synthesis and characterizations of functional polymeric particles for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. He did his post-doctoral studies in radiopharmaceutical at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation ANSTO Life Sciences with Dr. Suzanne V. Smith, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Martina Stenzel.

In 2009, he was elected to Chartered Chemist by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Polymer Division and is currently both a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry UK and the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

From 2014, Dr. Joso worked as Senior Lecturer, then promoted to Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine University of Malawi, sponsored by the AVID Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government. Currently, Dr. Joso holds an Adjunct Academic title at the School of Chemistry Faculty of Science UNSW. 

 

Research Interests:

Cell uptake studies, drug-delivery micelle studies, radio-pharmaceuticals. Research interests include the rate of uptake using different cell lines including healthy cells and multi-drug resistant cancer lines and the pathway inside the cell. We have designed a micellar drug carrier for platinum drugs. The platinum drug is attached to the polymer backbone and is located in the core of the micelle. Preliminary studies show that the platinum drug is slowly released from micelle and has a significant toxic effect on one selected cancer cell line A549. ICP-MS studies reveal the presence of platinum inside the cell, but it is not evident if the drug has been delivered attached to the micelle or diffused by itself through the cell membrane. By using SarAr modified polymer with radiolabelled cobalt as well as radioactive Pt drugs, it is now potentially possible to follow the pathway of both parts, the drug carrier and the drug independently. This research is under the supervision of Professor Dr. Martina Stenzel at the UNSW Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design

 

Education:

2001 – 2004         Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Hon.), University of New South Wales - Australia

2005 – 2009         Doctor of Philosophy PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales - Australia

2011 – 2012         Post. Grad. Cert. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy University of Florida - U.S.A

2009 - 2015          Bachelor of Theology, United Theological College, Charles Sturt University - Australia

 

Teaching Qualification:

2005                   University of New South Wales Professional Practice Certificate in Adult Learning and Teaching

 

Research Award:

The RACI Treloar Prize (2004) – Polymer Division (Royal Australian Chemical Institute)

 

Academic Appointments:

2003                       Production Engineer (Internship), GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Indonesia

2005                       Research Assistant / UNSW University Tutor (Level A)

2008                       Visiting Scientist, Makromolecular Chemie II (Universität Bayreuth, Germany)

2010                       Postdoctoral Research Associate, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

2011                       Adjunct Lecturer (Level B), School of Chemical Engineering UNSW

2013                       Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design UNSW

2014                       Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Medicine, Malawi

2014                       Adjunct Senior Lecturer (Level C), School of Chemistry UNSW

2017                       Adjunct Associate Professor 

 

 

University Appointments:

2014                       Elected Faculty Representative to UNIMA Teaching and Learning Committee

 

Research Projects (Pharmacy, College of Medicine University of Malawi):

Ms. Mtisunge Samuti, Ms. Tawonga Mkandawire, Ms. Rachael Chodzi, "Monitoring adherence to Tuberculosis medications in patients on continuation phase at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and Zomba Central Hospital, Malawi" - [Coinvestigator: Ms. Dina Kamowa MSc(Pharm)]

Mr. Morgan Kamanga, Ms. Tawonga Mkandawire, "Investigating the Learning Style Preferences for Pharmacy Students in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Courses at College of Medicine, Malawi" - [Coinvestigator(s): Ms. Nettie Dzabala MSc(Pharm), Dr. George Chirambo]

Mr. Issah Maida, Ms. Mtisunge Samuti, "Dermatological Preparations for Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital" - [Coinvestigator(s): Professor Dr. Lutz Heide, Dr. Kelvin Mponda]

Ms. Catherine Kawonga, Mr Emmanuel Chiona, Ms. Angellah Mhango, "Estimation of Immuno-modulatory heavy metals in Garani-MW1 by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry” - [Coinvestigator(s): Dr. Fraction Dzinjalamala, Ms. Nettie Dzabala MSc(Pharm)]

Mr. Carlos Kilowe, Mr. Anderson Ndalama, “Incidence of skin rash, anemia, and hepatitis in HIV infected children aged from 5 to 12 years and on regimen 2P at Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital” - [Coinvestigator: Ms. Nettie Dzabala MSc(Pharm)]

 

Teaching Manuals:

Joso, R. Introduction to Physical Pharmacy: A Laboratory Perspective (2014-15), for used by students in PHA200 Pharmaceutics 1 (BPharm, UNIMA)

 

Research Publications:

Basic Equipment for Laboratory Training of Pharmacy Students in Resourced-Limited Countries: The Lab Box Pilot Project in Malawi. Marriot, J., Heide, L., Dzabala, N., Joso, R., Carrasqueira, J., Altiere, R. International Pharmaceutical Federation FIP World Congress, Dusseldorf, Germany September 2015

Getting Practical: the FIP project giving students much needed lab experience. Wang, L. et.al., International Pharmacy Journal. 2015, vol. 33, (2) July. p.16-17. International Pharmaceutical Federation. ISSN 2213-7890

Surface Modification of Poly(divinylbenzene) Microspheres via Thiol-Ene Chemistry and Alkyne-Azide Click Reactions. Joso, R., Goldmann A. S., Walther A., Nebhani L., Ernst D., Loos K., Barner-Kowollik C., Barner L., Müller A. H. E. Macromolecules 2009, vol. 42, p.3707-3714

Facile Access to Hydroxy-Functional Core-Shell Microspheres via Grafting of Ethylene Oxide by Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization. Joso, R., Reinicke, S., WaltherA., Schmalz H., Müller A. H. E., Barner L. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2009, vol. 30 (12), p. 1009 – 1014

Probing Solid-Liquid Interfaces Using Radiotracer Technology : Characterization of Functionalized Microspheres. Joso, R., Huang S., Fuchs, A., Barner L., Smith S.V. Chemistry of Materials  2008, vol. 20, p. 5375-5380 

Surface Characterization of Microspheres via a Radio-labelling Technique. Joso, R.; Huang, S.; Bulmus, V.; Stenzel, M. H.; Davis, T. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Smith, V. S.; Barner, L. IUPAC International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization, Kloster Banz, Germany 2-7 September 2007

Controlled Grafting of a Vinyl-functional Nucleoside Derivative from Poly(divinylbenzene-co-HEMA) Microspheres. Joso, R.; Stenzel, M. H.; Barner, L. 10th Bayreuth Polymer Symposium, Bayreuth, Germany, 9-11th September 2007

Functional Hydrophilic Microspheres for Biotechnology Application. Joso, R.; Huang, S.; Bulmus, V.; Stenzel, M. H.; Davis, T. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Smith, V. S.; Barner, L. 29th Australasian Polymer Symposium, Hobart, Australia 11-15th February 2007

Ambient temperature synthesis of well-defined microspheres via precipitation polymerization initiated by UV-lrradiation. Joso, R.; Pan E. H.; Stenzel M. H.; Davis T. P.; Barner-Kowollik C.; Barner L. Journal of Polymer Science. Part A. Polymer Chemistry 2007, vol. 45, p. 3482-3487 

Synthesis of Poly(Divinylbenzene) Microspheres by Precipitation Polymerization via UV Initiation at Ambient Temperature. Joso, R.; Pan, E. H.; Stenzel, M. H.; Davis, T. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Barner, L. 29th Australasian Polymer Symposium, Hobart, Australia 11-15th February 2007

RAFT Graft Polymerization of Biocompatible Monomers from RAFT poly(divinylbenzene) Microspheres. Joso, R.; Bulmus, V.; Stenzel, M. H.; Davis, T. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Barner, L. 28th Australiasian Polymer Symposium & 16th Australasian Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand 5- 9th February 2006. ISBN 0-9756825-4-7.

Grafting n-Butyl Acrylate and N,N'-dimethyl acrylamide from poly(Divinylbenzene) Microspheres via RAFT polymerization. Joso, R.; Stenzel, M. H.; Davis, T. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Barner, L. Australian Journal of Chemistry 2005, vol. 58 No. 6 p. 468-471. (Invited Article)

Towards Functional Microspheres for Biomedical Application. Joso, R.; Tan, J.; Stenzel, M. H.; Davis, T. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Bulmus, V.; Barner, L. 8th International Symposium on Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Budapest, Hungary, 13-16th September 2005

Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer Graft Polymerization of Various Monomers from Poly(Divinylbenzene) Microspheres. Joso, R.; Stenzel, M. H.; Davis, T. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Barner, L. 27th Australasian Polymer Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, 28th November – 2nd December 2004. ISBN 0-9580382-3-6

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Justice of the Peace in NSW (Australian Government)
  • Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church in Australia (2011, Presbytery of Sydney, Synod of NSW & ACT)
  • Professional Engineer, Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
  • Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI CChem)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry UK
  • Member of the Royal Society of NSW

 

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Location

Level 3, Chemical Sciences Building (F10) UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052


Contact

+61 418 866 388

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