The Institute for Glycomics, one of Australia’s flagship biomedical research institutes based at Griffith University, has now become a member of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI).

AAMRI is the peak body for medical research institutes across Australia. Member organisations work on a broad spectrum of human health issues such as preventive health, chronic disease, mental health, immunology and Indigenous health.

Members’ research ranges from fundamental biomedical discovery through to clinical research and the translation of research findings from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside.

Professor Mark von Itzstein.

“With a shared vision of providing hope, health and prosperity through health and medical research, we are very enthusiastic about our partnership with AAMRI,” Institute for Glycomics Director Professor Mark von Itzstein said.

“By utilising our relationship with AAMRI as a trusted source of authoritative advice and information, and with the Institute for Glycomics’ outstanding track record in using our unique approach to discover and develop new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics, the opportunities are endless.”

Griffith University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Carolyn Evans welcomed the Institute’s admittance into AAMRI.

“We are delighted by this news, as it enables this outstanding Institute more opportunities to engage with other significant medical research institutes in Australia,” Professor Evans said.

“Griffith University is placed in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is renowned for excellence in world-class biomedical research, expert knowledge and industry connections.

“The Institute for Glycomics is leading significant medical research translational outcomes and presently has several promising drug and vaccine candidates in human clinical trials.”

AAMRI’s primary role is to represent its member organisations with a central focus on health and medical research through advocacy, information provision, relationship building and member services.

Professor Vlado Perkovic, AAMRI President, commented on the new partnership, “We’re delighted to add the Institute for Glycomics as AAMRI’s 51st member and look forward to working with them to promote health and medical research.”

“As a national peak body with members across Australia, AAMRI is further strengthened by our new relationship with the talented team at the Institute for Glycomics.”