Featherstar and sea-lily chemistry making a splash

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
You’ve probably seen one if you’ve snorkelled a reef but little do people know that the beautiful feather star and sea-lily could one day be the source of new medicines. Griffith University scientists Dr Yunjiang Feng, Dr Shahan Khokhar and Associate Professor Rohan Davis have undertaken an in-depth study of the chemical makeup of feather […]
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Griffith Health

Health research bolstered in latest funding grants

Griffith University research into malaria, gut infections and streptococcus are some of the projects set to benefit from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2018 Project Grant funding announced this week.
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GRIDD researcher combatting antibiotic resistance

A Griffith University researcher says we urgently need to safeguard current antibiotics and discover new ones to avoid what has been described recently by England’s Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies as a “post-antibiotic apocalypse.” Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) scientist Dr Róisín McMahon has just been awarded a $150,000 Ramaciotti Health Investment […]
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GRIDD Director honoured by Duke of York

Professor Jennifer Martin has been honoured by HRH Prince Andrew as a Bragg Member with the Royal Institute of Australia. Prominent Australian scientists were presented with the prestigious membership by the Duke of York on Wednesday, September 20. Named after prominent Australian Pioneer scientists, Sir William Henry Bragg and Sir William Lawrence Bragg, the membership […]
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Features

3MT final winners announced

A Biomedical Science PhD candidate is Griffith University’s 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Champion. Heidi Walkden won the judges over with her presentation encapsulating her research work into how bacteria penetrates the brain’s Central Nervous System by invading peripheral nerves. A PhD candidate in Neuroscience and Microbiology, Heidi impressed the judging panel with her ability to distill […]
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Griffith scientists show research leadership in Women in Technology awards

Three female Griffith University scientists have cleansweept a category in the Women in Technology (WiT) awards. Professors Kathy Andrews, Sally-Ann Poulsen and Dr Lara Herrero are finalists in the Life Sciences Research Leader Award. The category recognises a research Leader with more than than 7 years’ postdoctoral experience, making a recognised contribution to the field […]
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Scientist shares insight in new kid’s book about bugs!

When 11-year-old Emma has her mum along to netball games, little do her teammates know that her mum is working to tackle one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Professor Kathy Andrews is a leading biomedical scientist working to save millions of lives by finding new treatments for malaria, but when she leaves the Griffith Institute […]
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Corporate

Make science a priority this National Science Week

Science leaders have issued a call to action ahead of National Science Week – make science a priority and prepare for jobs of the future. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and 2017 Australian of the Year, Griffith University Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim, have both sent strong messages to the community urging them to embrace STEM […]
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Renowned researcher returns home to FNQ

One of Australia’s foremost researchers into Parkinson’s disease, Professor George Mellick from the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), returns home to North Queensland next week to encourage locals into future scientific study. And it should come as no surprise that the former Mareeba boy will reinforce a strong belief that many jobs in the […]
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Griffith’s world-leading drug research institute’s new direction

Creating knowledge that transforms lives. With a new purpose, direction and name, the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery’s vision to be a world-leading hub targeting the most devastating global diseases with outstanding people and resources is on its way. Officially unveiled by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who has generously visited the Institute twice in two months, […]
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Antimicrobial Science Superstar smashing stereotypes

A young female Griffith University scientist is among 30 in the country recognised as the first Superstars of STEM. Ready to smash stereotypes and forge a new generation of role models for young women and girls, the scientists and technolgists will receive training and development to use social media, TV, radio and public speaking opportunities […]
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Alumni

Griffith research excellence honoured

Leading Griffith University researchers have been honoured at the Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards held at the Gold Coast campus.
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Griffith University researcher recognised as one of Australia’s leading scientists

Internationally renowned protein crystallographer Professor Jennifer Martin is one of 21 scientists who have been elected to the Australian Academy of Science, a rare and esteemed honour, for their outstanding contributions to science. The Director of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) has made seminal discoveries in bacterial redox biochemistry, including revealing how the […]
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Scientists share STEM in children’s books!

Griffith University scientists hope to encourage more students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through the creation of engaging children’s books. Griffith’s That’s Rad! Science project was among 28 new ‘diverse and exciting’ Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants recipients, sharing in almost $270,000 to increase STEM skills and engagement. The project will support the creation […]
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Griffith secures $5m to help cure spinal cord injury

The Queensland Government has invested $5 million in a Griffith University pre-clinical trial to prove that a “nerve bridge” across a damaged spinal cord may be the answer to otherwise permanent paralysis. In a science and health collaboration, the project, led by Dr James St John, will be conducted across two of the university’s leading […]
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Griffith gives back for World Malaria Day

Do you know when malaria was eliminated from Australia or how many deaths were due to malaria in 2015? While malaria is not a disease most Australians need to worry about, every day more than 1000 African children die from this devastating disease. Australia has a long history of contributing to global malaria research efforts […]
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Engineering and IT

Griffith University takes a stand for Science

“Scientific research and a scientific understanding of our natural world are the key to Australia’s future prosperity, employment and environment.” That is the message from Griffith University Professor Emeritus and Australian of the Year Alan Mackay-Sim ahead of this weekend’s global March for Science event, an international movement celebrating the value and importance of science in […]
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That’s a wrap! Griffith at World Science Festival Brisbane

Thousands of people poured through this year’s stellar World Science Festival event – many of them enjoying Griffith University’s own inspiring and engaging programs. From the sounds of 84 pianos at the Queensland Conservatorium to tackling important environmental issues in main stage events and providing hands-on fun for budding scientists of the future, Griffith had all […]
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