Fighting diseases of global impact
Our unique research expertise makes us the only institute of its kind in Australia and only one of a handful in the world. We seek to collaborate with leading scientists around the world to build a critical mass around this multidisciplinary research. Global collaboration is essential to achieving our vision to bring forward novel drugs and vaccines to the community.
What is glycomics?
Glycomics is the study of glycomes (the entire complement of sugars, whether free or present in more complex molecules of an organism), including genetic, physiologic, pathologic, and other aspects. The term glycomics comes from the chemical prefix for sweetness or a sugar, "glyco-", and follows the naming convention established by genomics (which deals with genes) and proteomics (which deals with proteins).
A major research theme is discovering the role that carbohydrates play in disease and with that knowledge to develop new drugs and vaccines which will interfere with the biological process of disease. We provide a multidisciplinary approach to research and education, spanning medicinal and computational chemistry, various biological and physical sciences. This approach presents an exciting platform for the control of a wide-range of medical conditions such as infectious disease, cancer and other disorders.
Industry & Investors
We aim to work in partnership with businesses that are keen to take a proactive role in internationally significant public health issues leading to healthier, longer and better lives for Australians.
Study with us
We offer candidates who want to make a difference and help us make our next discovery various projects, work experience and scholarship opportunities. There are also postgraduate study opportunities in glycomics.
June 18, 2018
Outstanding Griffith research excellence honoured
Leading Griffith University researchers have been honoured at the Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards held at Nathan campus.
May 29, 2018
Partnership brings new research node to Griffith
Griffith University has become a collaborating partner with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), which will host a CNBP research node at the Institute for Glycomics at the Gold Coast campus.
May 14, 2018
Sip while you slip into the world of science
Some of Griffith University’s biggest names in science will trade the lab for the pub when fun and informative evening sessions kick off at pubs around the country in May. From May 14-16, the Pint Of Science festival will give Gold Coasters the opportunity to sit at the cutting edge of science with ...
April 30, 2018
Zarraffa’s Coffee serves up $35,000 donation to help Griffith defeat malaria
One of the Gold Coast’s most iconic coffee chains is contributing to world-wide efforts to defeat the malaria parasite with a valuable donation towards research into a novel, world-leading malaria vaccine that is about to be evaluated in clinical trials at Griffith University.