• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 471 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

My reasearh interests are focused around the study of biomolecular interactions. These include developing cancer therapeutics, natural products to treat diseases and design of anti-adhesive agents to combat bacterial infection. Much of this research utilises rational drug design approaches & molecular modelling techniques. In addition I have a number of research projects which utilise anayltical instrumentation to quantify & identify components in biological, plant or supplement samples such as the analysis of ginger supplements and pre-workout supplements, Recently my research is expanding to include analysis of gut microbiome and DNA sequencing to understand the impact of changes in gut microflora and disease.

My PhD (Swinburne University, Melbourne) focussed on designing GST inhibitors as effective adjuncts to chemotherapy.

I have successfully supervised numerous Honours, Masters and PhD studentsh to completion.

I have a number of national and international collaborations/associations Meijo University, Nagoya, Kapan, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Centre for Urology Research at Bond University and the Molecular Dynamics Group, School of Chemistry, University of Queensland.

Statement for HDR students

I have a number of either lab-based, as well as computer-based research projects, which span a broad range of topics from

  • analysis of biological samples for key metabolites and supplements using HPLC,
  • design of peptides as anti-bacterial agents,
  • design of compounds that prevent bacterial adhesion,
  • Determination of the Biological Variation in Vitamin D

Students will have the opportunity to gain valuable and translatable research skills, which will enhance their future prospects, as well as the potential for publications.

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Research Output 1999 2018

  • 471 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Review article

Supplemental prophylactic intervention for chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis (SPICE) trial: Protocol for a multicentre double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial

Marx, W., McCarthy, A. L., Marshall, S., Crichton, M., Molassiotis, A., Ried, K., Bird, R., Lohning, A. & Isenring, E., 23 Jul 2018, In : Nutrition and Dietetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Clinical Protocols
Randomized Controlled Trials
2 Citations (Scopus)

A pilot study assessing the value of 3D printed molecular modelling tools for pharmacy student education

Hall, S., Grant, G., Arora, D., Karaksha, A., McFarland, A., Lohning, A. & Anoopkumar-Dukie, S., 1 Jul 2017, In : Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 9, 4, p. 723-728 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy Students
Molecular modeling
3 Citations (Scopus)

A practical guide to molecular docking and homology modelling for medicinal chemists

Lohning, A. E., Levonis, S. M., Williams-Noonan, B. & Schweiker, S. S., 30 Jan 2017, In : Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry. 17, 32, p. 2023-2040 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Androgen Antagonists
Drug Discovery
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Dietary Supplements
2 Citations (Scopus)

Solid-Phase O-Glycosylation with a Glucosamine Derivative for the Synthesis of a Glycopeptide

Ryan, P., Koh, A. H. W., Lohning, A. E. & Rudrawar, S., 2017, In : Australian Journal of Chemistry. 70, 10, p. 1151-1157 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Activities 2017 2018

  • 5 Peer-review
  • 2 Hosting an academic visitor
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Internal Professional Development

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (Journal)

Anna Lohning (Reviewer)
7 May 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Hideaki Yamaguchi

Anna Lohning (Host)
5 Mar 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Ginger as an Anti-Emetic for Chemotherapy-induced Nausea & Vomiting

Anna Lohning (Speaker)
28 Aug 201731 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Journal)

Anna Lohning (Reviewer)
26 May 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Molecules (Journal)

Anna Lohning (Reviewer)
2 Nov 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Student theses

Amphetamine-like compounds in pre-workout supplements

Author: Koh, A., 10 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Lohning, A. E. (Supervisor) & Chess-Williams, R. G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Standardized ginger (Zingiber officinale) extract as a treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: efficacy, safety and feasibility

Author: Marx, W., 2015

Supervisor: Isenring, E. (Supervisor), Ried, K. (Supervisor) & Lohning, A. E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis