1971 …2024

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Personal profile


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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Research Output

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., Jan 2020, In : Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics. 88, 1, p. 175-186 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Characterising functional venom profiles of anthozoans and medusozoans within their ecological context

Ashwood, L. M., Norton, R. S., Undheim, E. A. B., Hurwood, D. A. & Prentis, P. J., 9 Dec 2020, In : Marine Drugs. 18, 4, 19 p., 202.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Structure-Activity Relationship Study Reveals the Molecular Basis for Specific Sensing of Hydrophobic Amino Acids by the Campylobacter jejuni Chemoreceptor Tlp3

Khan, M. F., Machuca, M. A., Rahman, M. M., Koç, C., Norton, R. S., Smith, B. J. & Roujeinikova, A., 11 May 2020, In : Biomolecules. 10, 5, 26 p., 744.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Tentacle Transcriptomes of the Speckled Anemone (Actiniaria: Actiniidae: Oulactis sp.): Venom-Related Components and Their Domain Structure

Mitchell, M. L., Tonkin-Hill, G. Q., Morales, R. A. V., Purcell, A. W., Papenfuss, A. T. & Norton, R. S., Apr 2020, In : Marine Biotechnology. 22, p. 207-219 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The Single Disulfide-Directed β-Hairpin Fold: Role of Disulfide Bond in Folding and Effect of an Additional Disulfide Bond on Stability

Chittoor, B., Krishnarjuna, B., Morales, R. A. V. & Norton, R. S., Apr 2020, In : Australian Journal of Chemistry. 73, 4, p. 312-320 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Leach Lecture and Medal

Norton, Raymond (Recipient), 2018

Prize: National/international honour