The State Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, Mr Ian Walker paid a flying visit to the Gold Coast campus recently to meet with researchers and staff at the Institute for Glycomics.
The Minister was greeted by Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor and Principal Researcher for the Institute for Glycomics, Professor Michael Good before being taken on a tour of the Institute’s laboratories and 3D visualisation suite.
Minister Walker said he was deeply impressed by the work being undertaken.
“I think it is tremendous see first hand the ground-breaking work that is going here. I continue to be impressed by Griffith University and other universities here in Queensland, who are playing a leading role in this very important research towards finding cures for infectious diseases like malaria and influenza.”
“It is particularly gratifying to see how this important work will benefit many of the less fortunate groups in our local and international community, those most vulnerable to these illnesses.”
“I commend all of the research leaders, students and staff here at the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith for their good work.”