Partners & collaborators

The Drug Discovery Centre has established a network of leading national and international cancer and medical research groups.

We were able to play a key role in creating a tri-state network for researchers.

partners collaborate

The Drug Discovery Centre's partners and collaborators include:

  • UNSW Australia
  • Westmead Millennium Institute
  • Sydney University
  • Children’s Medical Research Institute
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth
  • Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute HTS facility, Melbourne
  • Queensland Compound Library facility, Brisbane
  • Kids Cancer Alliance


Moana Simpson

Moana Simpson

Manager, Queensland Compound Library

"Queensland Compound Library's strong relationship with the Drug Discovery Centre allowed us to play a key role in the creation of a tri-state network for cancer and medical researchers."

In 2010, the Drug Discovery Centre formed strong relationships with the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute HTS facility in Melbourne and the Queensland Compound Library (QCL) facility in Brisbane to create a drug discovery network that spanned the Australian east coast. The network was part of the Translating Health Discovery Project being overseen by Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA).
The three teams worked closely together to seek funding and support, securing $2.5 million for the establishment of the tri-state network from Australian Super Science Initiative (SSI). $650,000 of the grant was committed to an integrated high content screening system at the Drug Discovery Centre, providing a stronger working model for researchers to translate their discoveries into potential therapies.
The Drug Discovery Centre remains part of the TIA consortium of drug discovery and development capabilities in Australia.