Professor Arthur Christopoulos
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University
Specialty/Research area: Analytical pharmacology and GPCR drug discovery
Arthur Christopoulos, B.Pharm., Ph.D., is Professor of Analytical Pharmacology and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on novel paradigms of drug action at G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). He has pioneered methods for detection, validation and quantification of GPCR allosteric modulators and biased agonists, been involved in the discovery of first-in-class drugs for numerous receptors and made seminal contributions to understanding the structural and chemical basis of drug action. Prof. Christopoulos has over 300 publications, over 180 invited presentations, served on the Editorial Board of 8 international journals, consults for numerous companies, and is a Councillor of IUPHAR. He has been a recipient of the ASPET John J. Abel Award, the ASCEPT Rand Medal, the BPS Gaddum Memorial Award, the IUPHAR Analytical Pharmacology Lecturer, the GSK Award for Research Excellence and a Doctor of Laws from the University of Athens. In 2018, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and of the BPS. Since 2014-present, Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics have named him a Highly Cited Researcher in Pharmacology and Toxicology.