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Dr. Xavier Chee

B.Sc in Chemistry (Hons), Ph.D. (Cantab)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 049
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E104, Building G, FECS
Email: xchee@swinburne.edu.my
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Xavier received his BSc in Chemistry (Hons) from the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK in 2014. Subsequently, he did his PhD with Dr Taufiq Rahman in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK focusing on finding new antibiotics using computational drug discovery methods. After completing his PhD in 2017, Xavier had decided to take break from research and went to teach Chemistry in an international school in his hometown Sibu. Later, he joined the School of Chemical Engineering & Science, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak as a lecturer in 2019.

His research interests include using computational drug discovery methods, molecular dynamics simulation and machine learning (subset of Artificial Intelligence) to find new chemicals compounds against different drug targets to treat diseases.  

Research Interests

  • Rational drug discovery
  • Machine learning methods in drug discovery
  • Anti-bacterial / Anti-virulence drug targets

PhD / Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities

Please contact Dr. Xavier for more information.

  • Publications


  • Books and book chapters Rahman, T. & Chee, X. Book Chapter 3 of Small molecule transcription factor inhibitors in oncology. 55-75 (CPI Group (UK) Ltd,2019)
  • Journal paper Abdelhamid, Y, et al. Evolutionary plasticity in the allosteric regulator binding site of a bacterial pyruvate kinase. Journal of Biological Chemistry (2019)
  • Journal paperChandran, A, et al. Exploration of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) regulated dynamics of N-terminal domain of IP3 receptor reveals early phase molecular events during receptor activation. Scientific Reports (2019)
  • Journal paper McVey, A. et al. Structural and Functional Characterization of Malate Synthase G from Opportunistic Pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biochemistry (2017).