Dr Alice Williamson is a research chemist, lecturer and science communicator based at The University of Sydney. Originally from the North West of England, Alice completed her PhD at The University of Cambridge, where she worked with colleagues to develop two new reactions. Alice moved to Australia in 2012 to take up a position as the principal synthetic chemist for the Open Source Malaria (OSM) consortium. OSM are pioneering open source drug discovery. OSM's goals are to find a new antimalarial while demonstrating that science is better and more efficient when all data and results are shared. The team publish all of their work online in real time so that anyone can access the research. In addition, any findings from the OSM Consortium will not be patented.