Funding to find repurposed drugs to fight bacterial infections

Professor Michael Jennings, Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics
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Griffith University will use a $2.95 million NHMRC grant to take a unique focus on targeting sugar interactions to prevent and treat bacterial infections that cause meningitis, pneumonia and gastrointestinal infections. Professor Michael Jennings from Griffith’s Institute for Glycomics was recently awarded the funding for his research into discovering and exploiting glycointeractions to create new […]

Griffith scientists engineer new cancer detection tool

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Studying the food poisoning bacteria E. coli may have led scientists to discover a new and improved tool to detect cancer. In a collaborative research project, scientists from Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics, the University of Adelaide and University of Queensland have detailed their findings in a new paper published in Scientific Reports

Griffith researchers acknowledged for contributions to the advancement of microbiology

Professor Michael Jennings
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Two researchers from Griffith’s Institute for Glycomics have been awarded Fellowships with the American Academy of Microbiology for their contributions to the scientific field. Professor Michael Jennings and Professor Suresh Mahalingam both have outstanding records of scientific achievement and exceptional contributions to the advancement of microbiology through a peer-review process. Recently Professor Jennings made a […]

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.
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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 […]

Researchers close gap on developing vaccine for middle ear infections

Institute for Glycomics researchers Michael Jennings and John Atack
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Researchers from Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics together with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio have discovered ground breaking evidence that will help vaccine developers prevent middle ear infections. A research paper titled, ‘A biphasic epigenetic switch controls immunoevasion, virulence and niche adaptation in non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae’, which presents this new research, was published in […]

Toxin targets discovered

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Research that provides a new understanding of how bacterial toxins target human cells is set to have major implications for the development of novel drugs and treatment strategies.