Glycomics Week

The Institute for Glycomics recently celebrated its third Glycomics Week. The week commenced with the Peter Gallagher Memorial Public Lecture delivered by Professor Pamela Stanley. Professor Stanley is the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Chair of Cell Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. This was followed by the Annual Gala dinner with very special guests Mrs Mary Roosevelt, currently the US Patron of the Childhood Leukaemia project, and Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston who is the Australian Patron of the project. The dinner was a great success and was attended by many of the Institute’s supporters.

The Institute would like to acknowledge sponsorship during 2012 by Women in Racing Gold Coast, the Order of St John, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club, Zeppelin Travel, John Calleja Jewellers, Adam Scott Foundation, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Grand Mercure Apartments Allegra Hervey Bay, Mr Duncan Free, Suns Football Club, Hilton Hotel Surfers Paradise and Councillor Dawn Crichlow.

In conjunction with Glycomics week and through the generosity and committed support of ACM Houston, the Childhood Leukaemia project was given recognition during National Children’s week, at a reception hosted by the Governor General Ms Quentin Bryce, at Government House in Canberra.

Many of the Institute’s supporters travelled to the Australian Capital to participate in this event. The Governor General addressed the guests and congratulated the University, in particular the Institute for Glycomics and its Director, Professor Mark von Itzstein, for the important research that is being conducted.

She also acknowledged the significance of the Childhood Leukaemia project in relation to National Children’s week and the fight against such diseases.

For more information on the Childhood Leukaemia project please contact Regina Tucker from the Development and Alumni Office at r.tucker@griffith.edu.au

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