Griffith University

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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GRIDD RICE Award

June 25th, 2020

Congratulations to Aaron Lock and Bilal Zulfiqar who were both awarded a RICE award (celebrating GRIDD values of Respect, Integrity, Collegiality and Excellence) for their contribution to the organisation and function of Discovery Biology during COVID19. They both worked above and beyond their normal duties, working collaboratively to support research and technical activities in the lab. They assisted with various scenarios that may have occurred during the lockdown, even giving Professor Avery a working knowledge of all the equipment in the lab, no …

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