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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Dating expert ages oldest modern human

Griffith School of Environment
A Griffith University geochronologist’s state-of-the-art dating methods push back the origins of our species by an unprecedented 100,000 years, uncovering the oldest modern human and our deep biological history in Africa. Professor Rainer Grün, director of the leading Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE), was among an international research team that dated fossils discovered […]
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Orangutan teeth hold key to nursing habits and conservation

Environmental Futures Research Institute
A Griffith University researcher hopes a new discovery on orangutan weaning could help conservation efforts for the highly endangered primate. Associate Professor Tanya Smith, from the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) team, based in Griffith’s Environmental Futures Research Institute, aged museum specimens using growth lines in their molar teeth and mapped barium, an […]
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Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)

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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Arts Education Law

Citations honour outstanding Griffith teachers

The 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, have been announced by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training.  
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Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)

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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Alumni

Griffith researchers tackle human evolution in Sumatra

Hunting was not easy in a rainforest in ancient times but new research has found modern humans made a way for themselves in Indonesia. New evidence not only suggests that modern humans were present in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought – but they were colonising dense rainforests at earlier ages as well. […]
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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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Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)

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 Sciences

Griffith helps uncover archaeological past in Mithaka Country

Unravelling the past for the First People is key to a new partnership between Griffith University and the Mithaka People of South West Queensland. Mithaka People are the Native Title owners of 33,800 square kilometres in the Channel Country of southwest Queensland, as well as the last claimants to a further 22,000 square kilometres west […]
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Engineering and IT

Fly into your future with engineering this Griffith Open Day

Griffith University is further equipping students for jobs of the future with the introduction of a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicles major. The major in Electronics and UAV will begin in the Griffith School of Engineering next year as part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree program, giving students specialist knowledge in aviation and avionics […]
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Griffith Sciences

International Exchange for Downs Student Scientist

An early childhood relocation from Brisbane to the Darling Downs has had a pivotal influence on 21-year-old, Griffith University student Tim O’Dea. The Millmerran and Pittsworth State High School graduate has maintained numerous friendships and remains grateful for the highly supportive, community orientated upbringing he had. As a forensic science student he’s now poised for […]
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Cities Research Institute

Big Data and Griffith analyses improve passenger picture

Over the last 40 years, global air travel has increased almost eight-fold and is set to rise further. This rapid growth is putting infrastructure strain on capital cities, but also putting pressure on airports to validate their future investment in terms of regional return on investment, not just increased capacity. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) recently […]
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Corporate

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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Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)

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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Centre for Quantum Dynamics

Electron caught in the act

Australia’s fastest camera has revealed the time it takes for molecules to break apart. The experimental research, conducted by Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, aims to help in the design of new molecules for materials science or drug discovery. The Centre is the only place in the country to have the machine in its […]
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Griffith School of Engineering

Griffith connects Indigenous culture with science

Up to 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will be able to immerse themselves in science when Griffith University hosts the inaugural Indigenous STEM Experience Day. To celebrate Dr Chris Matthews recent achievement as national winner of the CSIRO’s Indigenous STEM Professional Award, Griffith Sciences will host the event, themed Future Earth – Water, to encourage more First […]
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Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)

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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