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).
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.
October 12, 2017
Institute for Glycomics’ fight flu through pioneering collaboration with Fraunhofer
Griffith University is taking on the deadly flu virus through an innovative partnership with German research institutes. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM) have teamed up with the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and Griffith’s Institute for Glycom...
HRH Duke of York visits Institute for Glycomics
His Royal Highness, The Duke of York KG has seen first hand the lifesaving and groundbreaking work Griffith University's leading Institute for Glycomics is doing.
August 29, 2017
Drug breakthrough for mozzie virus outbreaks
Scientists have discovered a way that could help treat severe inflammation from an infectious mosquito-borne disease during outbreaks. A team of researchers led by Professor Suresh Mahalingam at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics on the Gold Coast are developing ways to treat debilitating...
August 23, 2017
Griffith scientists show research leadership in Women in Technology awards
Three female Griffith University scientists have cleansweept a category in the Women in Technology (WiT) awards. Professors Kathy Andrews, Sally-Ann Poulsen and Dr Lara Herrero are finalists in the Life Sciences Research Leader Award. The category recognises a research Leader with more than than 7 y...