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 […]

Leading scientist to head Griffith’s Eskitis Institute

The new Director for the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Professor Jennifer Martin
Corporate
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Griffith University has attracted a scientist with expertise in antibacterial discovery and insulin signalling to head its world-renowned Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery. New Director, Professor Jennifer Martin, with a 20 year career in research, is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Queensland Smart Women Smart State Award Winner. She says she is very proud to […]

Professor Quinn recognised for outstanding career

Griffith University's Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery Professor Ron Quinn is the winner of the Lifetime Leadership award in the 2015 Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Awards.
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A ‘why not’ approach to research is the kind of legacy Professor Ron Quinn AM hopes to leave behind. This legendary scientific researcher of human diseases likes to challenge those who say it can’t be done, and he definitely doesn’t settle for doing things the traditional way. It’s this proactively passionate attitude that has seen […]

Sweet and sticky: Bacteria use sugars to bind to human cells

Professor Michael Jennings and Dr Christopher Day have research published int he Proceedings of the National Academy of Science journal.
Griffith Sciences
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A team at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics has made a scientific discovery that will change the way scientists explore vaccine development and drug discovery for infectious diseases. In a paper published in prestigious American journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the team led by senior authors Professor Michael Jennings, Professor Victoria […]