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Expertise Keywords

  • Biochemistry of Carbohydrate Recognising Proteins
  • Biology and Chemistry of Carbohydrates
  • Enzyme Mechanisms
  • Enzymes in Organic Synthesis
  • New Synthetic Methods
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Rational Drug Design

Country Affiliations

  • China

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 200 (Other: 200)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Theses Supervised at Griffith



Professor von Itzstein is the Director of Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics which is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere and only one of a few in the world. The Institute’s researchers collaborate with leading scientists around the globe to build a critical mass around carbohydrate-based research in areas of clinically significant diseases. Professor von Itzstein has a major research effort in the area of drug discovery focused on influenza and other viruses, drug-resistant bacteria and cancer.  He has international standing in glycoscience and drug discovery particularly in the area of anti-infective drug discovery.