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Medicinal Chemistry Theme Leader, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research interests

  • Allosteric modulators and bitopic ligands acting at G protein-coupled receptors
  • The design and synthesis of cancer therapeutics based on Noscapine
  • New methodology for the preparation of semi-synthetic opioid pharmaceuticals
  • The development of M1 and M17 aminopeptidase inhibitors as antimalarial agents
  • Applications of ionic liquids in pharmaceutical synthesis and drug delivery

Monash teaching commitment

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science:

  • PSC2021 Structural Organic Chemistry I (Unit Coordinator)
  • PSC3121 Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry (Lecturer)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Griffith University

B.Sc. (Hons), Griffith University

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Deakin University

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Projects 2001 2022

Research Output 1986 2019

6-Phenylpyrimidin-4-ones as Positive Allosteric Modulators at the M1 mAChR: The Determinants of Allosteric Activity

Jorg, M. T., van der Westhuizen, E. T., Khajehali, E., Burger, W. A. C., White, J., Choy, K. H. C., Tobin, A. B., Sexton, P. M., Valant, C., Capuano, B., Christopoulos, A. & Scammells, P. J., 20 Mar 2019, In : ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 10, 3, p. 1099-1114 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hydroxamic Acid Inhibitors Provide Cross-Species Inhibition of Plasmodium M1 and M17 Aminopeptidases

Vinh, N. B., Drinkwater, N., Malcolm, T. R., Kassiou, M., Lucantoni, L., Grin, P. M., Butler, G. S., Duffy, S., Overall, C. M., Avery, V. M., Scammells, P. J. & McGowan, S., 24 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 62, 2, p. 622-640 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Identification of the Binding Site of Apical Membrane Antigen 1 (AMA1) Inhibitors Using a Paramagnetic Probe

Akter, M., Drinkwater, N., Devine, S. M., Drew, S. C., Krishnarjuna, B., Debono, C. O., Wang, G., Scanlon, M. J., Scammells, P. J., McGowan, S., MacRaild, C. A. & Norton, R. S., 5 Mar 2019, In : ChemMedChem. 14, 5, p. 603-612 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A Structure-Activity Relationship Study of Bitopic N 6-Substituted Adenosine Derivatives as Biased Adenosine A1 Receptor Agonists

Aurelio, L., Baltos, J. A., Ford, L., Nguyen, A. T. N., Jörg, M., Devine, S. M., Valant, C., White, P. J., Christopoulos, A., May, L. T. & Scammells, P. J., 8 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 61, 5, p. 2087-2103 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Grant review responsibilities

Theme Leader

Peter Scammells (Member)
12 Aug 2013

Activity: External Academic EngagementGrant review responsibilities