60周年校庆暨院庆系列学术报告: 2018.07.10 Prof. Raymond Norton (Monash University, Australia)
报告题目：Autoimmune diseases & diabetes - animal venom peptides as a basis for novel therapeutics 报告人： Prof. Raymond Norton, Monash University, Australia 报告时间：2018年7月10日（周二）下午 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
报告地点：生物楼429会议室 报告人简介： Professor Ray Norton holds a personal chair at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his PhD in chemistry from the Australian National University and undertook postdoctoral studies in the US before returning to Australia as a QEII Fellow at the Roche Research Institute of Marine Pharmacology in Sydney. His lab employs a range of biophysical approaches, including NMR, SPR, ITC and X-ray crystallography, in studies of peptide and protein toxins. One of the venom-derived peptides he works with is about to enter Phase II clinical trial for autoimmune diseases and another is the basis for development of ultra-rapid acting insulins that are currently undergoing preclinical evaluation. He is also designing small cyclic peptides that show promise as anti-infective agents with a novel mechanism of action. In addition, his lab applies a combination of structure-based and fragment-based drug discovery programs to protein targets in the areas of infectious and parasitic diseases, graft rejection and metabolic diseases. Ray Norton has published over 360 articles, received numerous national awards, and is an inventor on more than 10 patents.