Featherstar and sea-lily chemistry making a splash

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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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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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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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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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GRIDD Director honoured with Wunderly Oration Medal

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery’s (GRIDD) Director Professor Jennifer Martin is the second woman to receive the prestigious Wunderly Oration Medal in its 27 year history for her work promoting women in science. Professor Martin was awarded the medal when she delivered the oration at the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) Annual Scientific […]
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Griffith Uni stars at World Science Festival

From tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges to acknowledging the unsung women in science and getting kids to become eco-warriors, Griffith University is sharing its expertise across all areas at this year’s World Science Festival Brisbane. Held from March 22-26, the festival brings together great minds from around the world  in an annual week-long celebration and […]
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Griffith University scientist named Australian of the Year

I Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim has been honoured as this year’s Australian of the Year recipient. The retired biomedical scientist accepted the prestigious award during a live announcement at Parliament House in Canberra on Australia Day eve. Professor Mackay-Sim has spent his career researching how nerve cells in the nose regenerate and pioneered a way to […]
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The remarkable scientist making new life connections

Alan Mackay-Sim is a world-renowned trailblazer in cell transplantation, paving the way for innovative research on repairing damaged spinal cords to return the gift of movement to paralysed people.
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Griffith enhances gender equity in STEMM as Athena SWAN member

Griffith University is championing gender equality in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), ensuring women are best positioned to reach their full potential. Today Griffith officially launches its participation in the accreditation process to qualify for an Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Griffith commenced the two-year program in August 2015, which involved a comprehensive […]
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Professor Alan Mackay-Sim named 2017 Queensland Australian of the Year

Griffith University’s Professor Alan Mackay-Sim has been named the 2017 Queensland Australian of the Year for his work with stem cells and how they can be used to help repair damaged spinal cords.
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