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 […]

GRIDD researcher combatting antibiotic resistance

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
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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 […]

GRIDD Director honoured by Duke of York

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
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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 […]

Scientist shares insight in new kid’s book about bugs!

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
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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 […]

Lab on a chip: The future for drug discovery

Engineering, IT and aviation
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A leading micro and nano technologist has revealed a new way to drug screen, saving the health system money and time. With the lab-to-market timeframe of a new drug being up to 20 years, Dr Say Hwa Tan of Griffith University’s Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre hopes his new technology and methods will slash that […]

Featherstar and sea-lily chemistry making a splash

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
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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 […]