It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD). At GRIDD we strive to create knowledge that transforms lives, to embrace diversity and to live our values of excellence, integrity, respect and collegiality.

At GRIDD, we bring together leading experts in the fields of biology and chemistry to tackle significant global health problems, focusing on diseases such as malaria, cancer, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury repair.

On this website you will find information about our dedicated researchers and the disease areas they work on. At GRIDD we are particularly proud of our Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim who was named 2017 Australian of the Year for his ground breaking work in stem cell and spinal cord injury repair.

We are privileged at GRIDD to house significant national resources in Compounds Australia and Nature Bank. Compounds Australia is the nations’ industry standard, compound curation facility. NatureBank is Australia’s largest collection of raw biota, processed into large extract and fraction libraries that academic and industry researchers can use to discover new bioactive agents.

At GRIDD we are especially proud of our early career researchers and higher degree research students – their enthusiasm for research is an inspiration!

Thank you so much to our partners and supporters. I am very grateful for the support you provide through grants and donations and via collaborations and sharing of your expertise. To contribute to combatting important human diseases it is important that we work together across boundaries. We look forward to continued interactions with our current partners and supporters and welcome new opportunities that may arise.

Professor Katherine Andrews

BSc(Hon); PhD

Director's Welcome

Executive team

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