Raymond Norton


1971 …2024
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Professor Ray Norton holds a personal chair at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Parkville. His lab employs a range of biophysical approaches, including NMR, SPR, ITC and X-ray crystallography, in studies of peptide and protein toxins and malaria. One of the peptide toxins he works with is about  to enter phase II clinical trial for autoimmune diseases. He also applies a combination of structure-based and fragment-based drug discovery to protein targets in the areas of infectious and parasitic diseases and graft rejection. He is a former President of the Australian Society for Biophysics, the  Australian & New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance (ANZMAG) and the Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function. He is a member of the Council of the International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS) and will assume the role of President in 2018.

Monash teaching commitment

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science teaching

  • PSC3131 - Analysis of Drug Receptor Interactions
  • PSC3432 - Medicinal Chemistry Research Project
  • PSC1041 - Scientific discoveries

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Projects 2009 2024

Research Output 1971 2019

Antimicrobial activity and structure of a consensus human β-defensin and its comparison to a novel putative hBD10

Rodriguez, A., Pedersen, M., Villegas, E., Rivas-Santiago, B., Villegas-Moreno, J., Amero, C., Norton, R. S. & Corzo, G., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Editorial: Special issue of Biophysical Reviews dedicated to the joint 10th Asian Biophysics Association Symposium and 42nd Australian Society for Biophysics Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, December 2–6, 2018

Battle, A. R., Norton, R. S., Böcking, T., Noji, H., Kim, K. K. & Nagayama, K., 1 Jun 2019, In : Biophysical Reviews. 11, 3, p. 245-247 3 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution of cnidarian trans-defensins: Sequence, structure and exploration of chemical space

Mitchell, M. L., Shafee, T., Papenfuss, A. T. & Norton, R. S., 1 Jul 2019, In : Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics. 87, 7, p. 551-560 10 p.

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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

2 Citations (Scopus)

Interaction of merozoite surface protein 2 with lipid membranes

Lu, C., Zheng, X., Zhang, W., Zhao, H., MacRaild, C. A., Norton, R. S., Zhuang, Y., Wang, J. & Zhang, X., Feb 2019, In : FEBS Letters. 593, 3, p. 288-295 8 p.

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Leach Lecture and Medal

Raymond Norton (Recipient), 2018

Prize: National/international honour