Dr Lucy Weaver is an organic chemist with broad experience working across numerous multi-disciplinary projects. Hailing from sunny Queensland, Lucy completed her Bachelor of Science (Hons I) and PhD studies at the University of Queensland. During this time, she delved into the world of carbohydrate chemistry for biomedical applications, synthesising and studying the ability of drug-sugar conjugates to improve drug bioavailability. She also investigated the potential of various dendritic and polymeric carbohydrate-based macromolecules as vaccine candidates against Staphylococcus aureus. Lucy is currently an OCE Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO in Melbourne, where she is further developing her skills in polymer synthesis, through the development of new materials for separation applications.