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Medicinal Chemistry
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research interests

Research in our group has a general focus on Structure-based Design and Synthesis of kinase inhibitors , epigenetic modulators and phosphodiesterase inhibitors. We have particular expertise in Peptides and Peptidomimetics.

Our major current programs deal with

  • isoform selective inhibition of the PI3 kinase family
  • new chemotypes as PDE inhibitors and PDE inhibitors against parasitic diseases
  • polymyxin-based antibacterial agents
  • fluorescent labels for peptides
  • modulators of epigenetic proteins

Monash teaching commitment

B Pharm and B Pharm Sci - 1st Year Bio-organic and Medicinal Chemistry
B Pharm - PAC4441 Integrated therapeutics: Endocrinology and renal
B Pharm Sci - PSC3091 Molecular basis of drug action
B Pharm Sci - PSC3122 Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry




  • Kinase Inhibitors
  • Peptides and Peptidomimetics
  • Structure-Based Design and Synthesis of Kinase
  • Epigenetics

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Projects 2003 2022

Research Output 1997 2019

Controlled Construction of Cyclic d / l Peptide Nanorods

Silk, M. R., Mohanty, B., Sampson, J. B., Scanlon, M. J., Thompson, P. E. & Chalmers, D. K., 8 Jan 2019, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 58, 2, p. 596-601 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A Cyclic Peptide Inhibitor of the iNOS-SPSB Protein-Protein Interaction as a Potential Anti-Infective Agent

Sadek, M. M., Barlow, N., Leung, E. W. W., Williams-Noonan, B. J., Yap, B. K., Shariff, F. M., Caradoc-Davies, T. T., Nicholson, S. E., Chalmers, D. K., Thompson, P. E., Law, R. H. P. & Norton, R. S., 19 Oct 2018, In : ACS Chemical Biology. 13, 10, p. 2930-2938 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cyclic Hexapeptide Mimics of the LEDGF Integrase Recognition Loop in Complex with HIV-1 Integrase

Northfield, S. E., Wielens, J., Headey, S. J., Williams-Noonan, B. J., Mulcair, M., Scanlon, M., Parker, M. W., Thompson, P. E. & Chalmers, D. K., 10 Aug 2018, In : ChemMedChem. 13, 15, p. 1555-1565 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Methionine ameliorates polymyxin-induced nephrotoxicity by attenuating cellular oxidative stress

Azad, M. A. K., Sivanesan, S., Wang, J., Chen, K., Nation, R. L., Thompson, P. E., Roberts, K. D., Velkov, T. & Li, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 62, 1, 9 p., e01254.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Structure, Function, and Biosynthetic Origin of Octapeptin Antibiotics Active against Extensively Drug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Velkov, T., Gallardo-Godoy, A., Swarbrick, J. D., Blaskovich, M. A. T., Elliott, A. G., Han, M., Thompson, P. E., Roberts, K. D., Huang, J. X., Becker, B., Butler, M. S., Lash, L. H., Henriques, S. T., Nation, R. L., Sivanesan, S., Sani, M. A., Separovic, F., Mertens, H., Bulach, D., Seemann, T. & 3 othersOwen, J., Li, J. & Cooper, M. A., 19 Apr 2018, In : Cell Chemical Biology. 25, 4, p. 380-391 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2011 2011

  • 1 Grant review responsibilities

Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action

Philip Thompson (Member)
22 Sep 2011

Activity: External Academic EngagementGrant review responsibilities