The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is a flagship research institute of James Cook University based in the tropics of northern Australia. Australia’s only dedicated tropical health and medicine research institute, AITHM is focussed on solving problems of importance to the tropics, leading to improvements in health systems and healthcare delivery, improved biosecurity, and enhanced health outcomes for Australians and our neighbouring tropical nations. This strategic plan builds on our existing strengths in basic, translational, clinical, and health systems research to define our priorities and strategic goals for the next five years.
Established in 2000, through investment by Griffith University and the Queensland Government, the Institute for Glycomics is one of Australia’s flagship multidisciplinary biomedical research institutes, based in the heart of Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus. Comprising over 200 researchers, we strive to be world leaders in the discovery and development of next generation drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for diseases of global impact.
The Institute boasts state-of-the-art facilities combined with some of the world’s most outstanding researchers focused on Glycoscience, a constantly expanding field that explores the structural and functional properties of complex carbohydrates (or sugars).
The Institute’s rich research environment provides exceptional postgraduate education programs for the nation’s future scientists. The Institute engages with industry, other premier research institutes, philanthropic organisations and governments from across the globe, giving it significant research capacity to provide healthcare solutions to address some of the world’s most intractable diseases.
As Australia’s leading medical research institute dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.