Griffith University

Advance Queensland Women’s Research Assistance Program Success

October 20th, 2020

Congratulations to Dr Catalina Carrasco Pozo on the award of $20,800 in funding through the Advance Queensland Women’s Research Assistance Program (WRAP). This program supports women in maintaining their research momentum following approved maternity or adoption leave, and encouraging the retention of female researchers in their chosen profession in Queensland. This will be done through the provision of funding to employ another researcher, technician or research/laboratory assistant while the Primary Researcher is on maternity or adoption leave.  

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NHMRC Development Grant success

October 13th, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Vicky Avery on her recent success as a co-CI on an NHMRC Development Grant: CIA – Professor Jonathan Baell (Monash University) CIB – Doctor Darren Creek (Monash University) CIC – Doctor Michael Edstein (Australian Army Malaria Institute) CID – Professor Susan Charman (Monash University) CIE – Professor Vicky Avery (Griffith University) CIF – Doctor Girdhar Deora (Monash University) Development of a New Class of Broad-Stage Antimalarial Agents [Monash University] $729,036.50.  (2021-2022) Full details can be found here.  

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Professor Avery’s ‘Field Leaders’ Recognition

September 29th, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Vicky Avery for being recognised as one of the ‘Field Leaders’ in The Australian’s 2020 Research supplement in Medicinal Chemistry. One Researcher was selected from each of the 17 fields who had the highest number of citations from papers published in the last five years in the 20 top journals in their field. You can read more in The Australian and Griffith news story.  

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Therapeutic Innovation Australia: Pipeline Accelerator 2020-21 round 1, now open

September 9th, 2020

Established in 2008, Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA) is the lead agent for the NCRIS “Translating Health Discoveries” project funded by the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment. ​TIA invests in people and equipment at national facilities to enable and accelerate translation of health discoveries from the lab to clinical application. The Pipeline Accelerator 2020-21 provides SMEs and researchers the access to one or more facilities associated with TIA, including core facilities and HTS centres, including Discovery Biology. For more information, …

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PhD Conferral

August 21st, 2020

Congratulations to Dr Thilini Perera, awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy on the 12th August 2020. Her thesis was entitled ‘Targeting Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)’.  

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