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.
August 17, 2018
Glycomics Grand Ball Night to Take Centre Stage
It’s a night for support and appreciation of the ground-breaking work being carried out by Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics and everyone is invited to be part of this special occasion. The Institute’s Grand Ball Night is regarded as a show-stopper each year with the 20...
August 14, 2018
$1.2 million in funding for Griffith disease research
Griffith University research into fighting diseases of global impact are set to benefit from the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2018 Fellowship Program funding outcomes. Principal Research Leader Professor Suresh Mahalingam of the Institute for Glycomics has been success...
August 06, 2018
Institute for Glycomics receives grant to go global with world-first drug
Institute for Glycomics receives Federal Government grant to partner with China to create world-first drug to treat Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).
July 31, 2018
Awards showcase outstanding Health alumni
From paediatric palliative care and humanitarian dental work to a passion for astrophysics and groundbreaking scientific research into Malaria, the 2018 Alumni Awards showcase the rich diversity of Griffith’s Health and Science alumni.