Glycomics Week

9-12 October 2017

The Institute for Glycomics established it’s annual Glycomics Week during the Institute’s 10th anniversary in 2010. It is celebrated annually in October and the aims of the event-filled week are to:

  • celebrate the Institute’s growing significant research successes, and the impact this research has in the world of infectious disease, cancer, vaccine and drug discovery
  • acknowledge the invaluable assistance from the Institute’s local, national and international friends, donors and supporters
  • continue to develop new engagements with local schools, companies and the community.

Glycomics Week encompasses the following important presentations and events:

Peter Gallagher Memorial Glycomics Lecture Series

In 2010 the Institute for Glycomics established the annual Peter Gallagher Memorial Glycomics Lecture Series. This is in memory of Peter Gallagher, a well-known personality of the Gold Coast community and an avid supporter of the Institute’s research. Peter Gallagher was a member of the Institute’s Fundraising Taskforce for a number of years and was very enthusiastic in generating support for the Institute and it's research. When Peter passed away in 2004, due to cancer, his family set up the Peter Gallagher Memorial Fund to assist the Institute in it's research endeavours to combat debilitating diseases such as cancer and infectious diseases.

The 2017 Peter Gallagher Memorial Glycomics Scholar is Professor James C. Paulson, the Cecil H & Ida Green Chair and Professor of the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA. Professor Paulson will present the Peter Gallagher Memorial Glycomics Public (Lecture) on Tuesday 10 October at 5.30pm. The cost is free, but RSVPs are essential.

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Glycomics Student Forum

This event was established in 2012 and provides the Institute for Glycomics postgraduates with an opportunity to develop essential presentation skills and to give other Institute members and the Griffith community an insight into the important research our young students are undertaking.

The 2017 Glycomics Student Forum is taking place on Wednesday 11 October, 9:00am-5:00pm

Keynote Lectures will be presented by Prof James C Paulson, The Scripps Research Institute, USA, and Prof Dr Armin Braun, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology & Experimental Medicine, Germany

  • Cost: Free
  • The Forum Program is available by contacting
  • All are welcome to attend Presentations and Trade Displays
  • Forum sponsors will hold Trade Displays at 10:30-11:30am and 3:15-4:00pm

Institute for Glycomics Gala Dinner

The Institute will be holding it’s annual Gala Dinner on Thursday 12 October, 6.30pm at the Gold Coast Turf Club.

Tables of 10 $1400; Single Tickets $150

Tickets can be purchased here.

Further details and bookings: Regina Tucker at or tel: 0434 171921

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