Research provides new hope for treatment of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Institute for Glycomics
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A new scientific discovery, thanks to one of the research groups at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics, is providing new hope for the development of an effective treatment of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD). Led by the Institute’s Founder and Director, Professor Mark von Itzstein AO, the research group has just published a paper […]

Institute for Glycomics receives US grant for vital cholera research

Institute for Glycomics
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Griffith’s Institute for Glycomics will share in a significant US funded grant awarded by the National Institute for Health (NIH) for a two-year research project investigating the role of Vibrio cholerae (V. cholerae) in causing widespread cholera epidemics. V. cholerae is a Gram-negative, comma-shaped bacterium/pathogen. The bacterium’s natural habitat is brackish or saltwater. Some strains of […]

Institute for Glycomics Director appointed high honour of Officer of the Order of Australia

Institute for Glycomics
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Professor Mark von Itzstein, Founder and Director of Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics, has been awarded one of Australia’s highest honours, officially being named as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in the General Division. This highly prestigious title, which took effect on 10 June 2019, was approved by the Governor-General, His Excellency […]

Griffith University research partnership breaking new ground in the development of anti-infective drugs

Griffith Enterprise
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Scientists from Griffith’s Institute for Glycomics have teamed up with Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM and the Hannover Medical School to explore novel anti-infective therapeutic concepts as part of the project Fraunhofer iCAIR® (Fraunhofer International Consortium for Anti-Infective Research). The project’s ground-breaking approach and research will be showcased at the Australian and German […]

Institute for Glycomics shares in multi-million dollar grant for ground-breaking gonorrhoea research

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced awards to establish four Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) which will focus on the development of vaccines to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The grants will support collaborative, multidisciplinary research on the pathogens that cause gonorrhoea, chlamydia […]

Glycomics Circle – empowering women in science

Griffith Enterprise
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The Institute for Glycomics recognises the value of having women in life sciences. For centuries women have made significant contributions to society, perfectly demonstrated by the fact that 51 women in total have been awarded the Nobel Prize between 1901 and 2018, twenty of which were awarded the Nobel Prize in the fields of physics, […]

Malaria vaccine trial receives $500,000 in Government support

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The Liberal National Government has announced they will donate $500,000 to Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics to support their ongoing human clinical trials which aim to test the effectiveness of a world-first malaria vaccine candidate named PlasProtecT™. Malaria is caused by an infection with malaria parasites, and is generally characterised by fever, shivering headaches and […]