Dr Raymond Hewer


Dr Hewer is a Biochemistry Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences. He conducts research within the field of early-stage drug discovery with a particular focus on the design and discovery on novel inhibitors of HIV-1 integrase activity.

Position: Senior Lecturer 
Qualifications: PhD Biochemistry 
Campus: Pietermaritzburg 
Telephone: 033 260 6484 
 Email: hewerr@ukzn.ac.za 
Recent Publications:

Olomola TO, Mosebi S, Klein R, Traut-Johnstone T, Coates J, Hewer R, Kaye PT (2014). Novel furocoumarins as potential HIV-1 integrase inhibitors. Bioorganic Chemistry, 57, 1-4.

Harrison AT, Kriel FH, Papathanasopoulos MA, Mosebi S, Abrahams S, Hewer R (2014). The evaluation of statins as potential inhibitors of the LEDGF/p75 – HIV-1 integrase interaction. Chemical Biology and Drug Design, 85 (3), 290-295.

Hewer R, Kriel FH, Coates J. (2012). HIV-1 Drug Discovery in Africa. In: Drug Discovery in Africa (Chibale, K.C., Davies-Coleman, M., Masimerembwa, C., eds.), Springer – Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, pg 325-354. 

Mphahlele MK, Papathanasopoulos M, Cinellu MA, Coyanis EM, Mosebi S, Traut T, Modise R, Coates J, Hewer R. (2012). Modification of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and integrase activity by gold(III) complexes in direct biochemical assays. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 20(1), 401-407. 

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