Griffith University

New drug target prevents deadly malaria transmission

December 18th, 2019

Institute researchers have found a new drug target for stopping the spread of malaria, after successfully blocking the world’s deadliest malaria parasite – Plasmodium falciparum – from completing the ‘transmission stage’ of its lifecycle. The research, published in Cell Reports, was led by Associate Professor Justin Boddey from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Professor Vicky Avery from Griffith University in Queensland.

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Nature Publication

December 13th, 2019

Griffith University researchers played a key role in identifying that particular enzymes are critical  in regulating leukemic stem cells, as part of an international collaboration led  by Professor Mark Dawson, at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. The CRC for Cancer Therapeutics team at Griffith University, led by Professor Vicky Avery, contributed to a Nature publication “HBO1 is required for the maintenance of leukaemia stem cells.” by developing essential cellular assays. These were utilised to identify and evaluate highly selective small molecule inhibitors …

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Discovery Biology – TIA Pipeline Accelerator HTS Scheme partner

December 13th, 2019

This week Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA) announced its Pipeline Accelerator HTS Scheme Outcomes. Congratulation to the Discovery Biology Lab, headed by Professor Vicky Avery, who will work together with Natasa Broit from QIMR Berghofer on a HTS project. Click here for more details.

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Griffith University Long Service Awards

November 7th, 2019

 Congratulations to Professor Vicky Avery who recently celebrated 15 years at Griffith University. Vicky was presented her Long Service Medal by Professor Robert Sang, Dean (Academic).

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Special FHTTA 10th Anniversary Plenary

October 31st, 2019

Professor Vicky Avery was the invited Plenary Speaker at the 10th Annual Functional High Throughput Technologies Australia (FHTTA) Meeting on October 30-31st 2019 at The John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University in Canberra.

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