Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery

Therapeutic Approaches: Small Molecules, Stem Cells

Therapeutic Areas of Expertise: Infectious Diseases, Neurological Disorders, Oncology

Center/Program Highlights:The Eskitis Institute is a drug discovery research centre. We search for and develop new drug- and cell-based therapies in the areas of:Cancer,Infectious disease, Neurological diseases andGlobal health

Our research is supported by the unique Nature Bank resource, a storehouse of chemical diversity from the natural world. Nature Bank is an integrated drug discovery platform encompassing a library of over 200,000 optimised natural product fractions derived from a diverse collection of over 45,000 samples of plants and marine invertebrates.Eskitis is also home to Compounds Australia, an automated library of nearly 400,000 pure compounds from Australian chemists.

Sources of Funding: Federal/State, Philanthropy, Industry Partnerships


Institutional Affiliation(s):

Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery
Griffith University
Queensland, 4111

Center/Program Start Date: 1988

Number of Employees: 175