Griffith University

2019 Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement WiT Award

September 20th, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Vicky Avery who was selected as a finalist for the 2019 Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement WiT Award, which acknowledges her achievements to date as a member of Queensland’s technology sector.

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ASTMH Travel Award

August 7th, 2019

Congratulations to PhD student Sandra Duffy, who has been awarded an ASTMH (American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene) 2019 Annual Meeting Travel Award to attend their Conference in Maryland, USA (near Washington) from 20-24th November. The award includes registration, flights, an $800 stipend (USD) and is supported in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The ASTMH Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, non-profits, philanthropy, NGOs, industry, military and private practice.

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ASP Student Travel Conference Grant

June 3rd, 2019

Congratulations to PhD student Sandra Duffy and Dr Bilal Zulfiqar, who have been awarded an ASP travel grant to present at the Australian Society of Parasitology annual meeting from 8-11th July 2019 in Adelaide.

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Griffith Sciences IMPACT event

May 27th, 2019

Last week GRIDD was proud to host a Griffith Sciences IMPACT event – “New Drugs: Why the Wait?” Panel members were: A/Prof Rohan, Moana Simpson, Prof Vicky Avery, Prof Jonathan Baell and Emeritus Professor Maree Smith. Audience members included scientists from Griffith, UQ, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Government and the public and highlighted the importance of collaboration and networks during the drug discovery process.

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New ACRF centre in Compounds Australia at Griffith to benefit from $2m grant

November 29th, 2018

A $2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF), announced today, will fund a transformative compound management platform within the new ACRF Centre for Compound Management and Logistics at Compounds Australia – Australia’s only dedicated compound management facility. The successful grant, led by Professor Vicky Avery of Griffith University, will enable Australian cancer researchers to access the most advanced compound management capability available internationally, thus accelerating cancer target validation and drug discovery efforts nationally. More details can be found here.

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