Outstanding Griffith research excellence honoured

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Leading Griffith University researchers have been honoured at the Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards held at Nathan campus.
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Top Australia Day honour for Griffith science leader

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Professor Jennifer Martin AC experienced a memorable 2017 with numerous honours, awards and accolades for her leading role in protein crystallography research, promoting women in science, and science communication. But just weeks into the new year, the Director of Griffith University’s Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) has been recognised again with one of the highest […]
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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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Plant compounds found to activate cells used in transplants for spinal cord repair

Natural compounds derived from Australian plants have been found to stimulate cells that are useful for transplantation to repair spinal cord injuries.
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Bright young mind in drug discovery bound for nation’s capital

A new, national fellowship scheme has put one of Griffith University’s brightest young minds in drug discovery on the road to Canberra. Early career researcher Dr Roisin McMahon from the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) is among the nine fellows to have been awarded a fellowship by the Federal Government that will see her […]
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Variable malaria-causing parasite behaviour puts findings in the spotlight

Can slight variations in lab environments affect the malaria-causing parasite (Plasmodium) and its tolerance to anti-malarial drugs? Griffith University’s Sandra Duffy believes it’s possible.
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Dazzling gift for a shining star of drug discovery

An ‘heirloom’ piece of jewellery has been bestowed to Griffith Research Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) Director Professor Jennifer L Martin AC to honour her inspiring achievements in the field.
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Griffith STEM Showcase bound for Mackay and Rockhampton

Some of the best names in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) research will offer valuable insight into various fields of study when Griffith University’s STEM Showcase touches down in Mackay on May 29 and Rockhampton on May 30. Griffith University experts with expertise in wide-ranging STEM industries including engineering, environmental science, aviation, IT and urban […]
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Toowoomba the next stop for Griffith University’s STEM Showcase

Some of the best names in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) research will offer valuable insight into various fields of study when Griffith University’s STEM Showcase arrives in Toowoomba on May 15.
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Griffith’s STEM Showcase hits the road again

Griffith will take some of their best names in STEM research (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) on the road to highlight the exciting career opportunities to students who study STEM disciplines.
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Griffith’s Compounds Australia facility secures new automated compound storage system

Compounds Australia has announced that it has finalised the purchase of the state-of-the-art Hamilton Verso M3 automated compound storage system.
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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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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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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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