It is often said there is nothing more important than one’s health. At Griffith University, our world-leading teachers and researchers are playing a pivotal role in improving understanding, therapies and outcomes across a range of medical and health areas.
We thank our donors whose support is contributing to discoveries and breakthroughs as our researchers make advances that are truly changing people's lives for the better across a range medical and health areas.
Menzies Health Institute Queensland
Undertaking research across the life cycle in order to develop and test strategies to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities.
Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
GRIDD is a world-class research facility, offering unique resources and drawing on a global network of partners to target the world’s most devastating diseases.
Supporting the community
People are at the heart of our research and education ensuring the health and wellbeing of our communities remains a priority.
Institute for Glycomics
Help researchers in their mission to discover and develop drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to advance positive health outcomes across the globe in the field of glycomics.
MENZIES HEALTH INSTITUTE QUEENSLAND
With exceptional biomedical, nursing, allied health, social and behavioural scientists, clinical researchers and research candidates; support for Griffith’s MHIQ helps to improve health and wellbeing through globally significant research and community engagement.
- National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED): leading research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).
- Social robotics: improving the quality of life for people with dementia through social robots, with a therapeutic robotic seal called PARO.
- The Hopkins Centre: improving outcomes for people with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and persistent pain.
- Gold Coast Biobank: a bio-storage facility holding up to 100,000 specimens to help researchers search for cures for chronic diseases.
GRIFFITH INSTITUTE FOR DRUG DISCOVERY (GRIDD)
A donation to GRIDD helps researchers continue their fight against disease through the funding of vital research fellowships and assistant positions, equipment, scholarships and lab operating costs.
- Finding cures for cancer: researchers are working on uncovering new treatments and technologies to combat breast, prostate and brain cancer.
- Discovering new effective treatments for infectious diseases: exploring ways to overcome the world’s most serious infectious diseases.
- NatureBank: Australia’s largest biodiscovery resource and drug discovery platform accessible to researchers worldwide.
- Parkinson's disease: dedicating research to finding a cure or treatment to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.
- Spinal Cord Injury Project: the impacts of spinal cord injury are usually life-long and devastating but the pathway to a cure for paralysis may be in sight.
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
Supporting researchers and educators to provide a holistic approach to healthcare and using this knowledge to help our communities thrive now and into the future.
- Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP): promoting high quality research, clinical practice and education for the prevention of suicidal behaviour in Australia.
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): FASD causes lifelong physical, neurological, development and behavioural problems for children, if their mother drinks alcohol while pregnant or breastfeeding. Early diagnosis and intervention is critical in delivering early interventions that effectively support structural and functional brain development.
- Parents Under Pressure (PuP): dedicated to reducing child abuse in vulnerable families through the cultivation of positive relationships between parents and their children (from birth to eight years).
INSTITUTE FOR GLYCOMICS
Support is vital to the Institute's ongoing research in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases.
- Cancer – Australian Centre for Cancer Glycomics (A2CG): dedicated to cancer glycomics research, which involves understanding the role sugars/carbohydrates play in the development of cancers. With this knowledge, researchers can invent new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to treat, prevent or diagnose cancer.
- Infectious disease research: investigating the role sugars/carbohydrates play in bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infectious diseases to help fight some of the world's biggest health challenges through the design of diagnostic tools, vaccines and drugs.
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Potential vaccine treats and prevents deadly streptococcal toxic shock
A new vaccine developed by Griffith University Institute for Glycomics researchers has the potential to treat and prevent toxic shock caused by invasive streptococcal disease, which kills more than 160,000 people every year.