Five Griffith University research projects have been awarded a total of $916,000 in funding by the Cancer Council Queensland and the Heart Foundation

Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor has warmly congratulated all the academic staff involved in achieving this tremendous success.

Run in conjunction with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grants Scheme, the research projects winning a Cancer Council Queensland grant comprise:

Associate Professor Helen Blanchard from the university’s Institute for Glycomics- for her design of specific chemical probes to target and inhibit galectin-3.

Associate Professor Nigel McMillan from the School of Medical Science for his study on the development of nanoparticle mucosal delivery systems for siRNA-based cancer therapies.

Professor Jiri Neuzil from the School of Medical Science on his study ‘How to efficiently treat resistant breast cancer’.

Dr Stephen Wood from the Eskitis Institute for his study ‘Dissecting USP9X’s tumor suppressor function in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma’.

Meanwhile, Dr Michael Batzloff, Professor Michael Good and Dr Manisha Pandey from the university’s Institute for Glycomics, are the proud recipients of a Heart Foundation Project Grant, for their work on ‘Streptococcal skin infection and rheumatic heart disease: assessment of vaccine efficacy and investigation of disease mechanisms’.