At the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, we are dedicated to improving the health of the community we serve - across the State, nation and globe.
Our research aims to uncover the genetic and environmental causes of a range of diseases. The ultimate goal is to prevent disease developing and to create improved treatments if these conditions do emerge. The WAIMR team has identified numerous genes associated with diseases such as leukaemia, diabetes, cancer (especially breast, ovarian and prostate), as well as those contributing to a number of nerve, muscle and mental health disorders. These breakthroughs have already positively impacted the lives of many people and inspire us to pursue these vital research initiatives. By understanding the genetic causes of disease and how the environment affects our genetic makeup, we believe better approaches can be developed to prevent and treat disease.