Targeting cancer metabolism with therapeutics derived from Queensland biota

We have identified two compounds, isolated from biota collected from Queensland’s rainforests and Great Barrier Reef, that prevent prostate cancer cell growth by disrupting novel cancer metabolic pathways. This project will refine and accelerate their translation into therapies.


Dr Jennifer Gunter APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT, TRI


2017 - 2020



Queensland Government Advance Queensland Mid Career Research Fellowship $300 000

Partner Contributions


Translational Research Institute
Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University

Upcoming Events

Jul 19, 2020 - Jul 21, 2020 ANZUP 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia
Aug 18, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020 PA Hospital Health Symposium
Russell Strong Auditorium, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 199 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba
Aug 21, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 21st Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria
Sep 29, 2020 - Oct 02, 2020 ComBio 2020
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria
Nov 11, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020 COSA Annual Scientific Meeting
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland