The Eskitis Institute is a drug discovery research centre. We search for and develop new drug- and cell-based therapies in areas such as:
- Infectious diseases
- Neurological diseases
- Global health
Our research is supported by the unique Nature Bank resource, a storehouse of chemical diversity from the natural world. Nature Bank is an integrated drug discovery platform encompassing a library of over 200,000 optimised natural product fractions derived from a diverse collection of over 45,000 samples of plants and marine invertebrates.Eskitis is also home to the Queensland Compound Library, an automated library of nearly 400,000 pure compounds from Australian chemists.
Seeking Influential Alumni
We are proud to announce the Eskitis Influential Alumni Award. This prize seeks to highlight the achievements of past staff, students and post-docs that have passed through our doors. First prize is an economy class flight and 3 nights accommodation to attend the Eskitis Gala Anniversary Event in Brisbane on Thursday October 24th, 2013. More information and how to enter is here.
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Professor Vicky Avery, from Griffith's Eskitis Institute, is part of an international discovery which could lead to powerful new anti-malaria drugs
Associate Professor George Mellick has been appointed Deputy Director of The Eskitis Institute. Associate Professor Mellick is a clinical neuroscientist and he undertakes research into [...]
Griffith PhD student Deborah Sneddon will be one of the first people in the world to use hybrid medical imaging equipment combining PET and MRI.