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OUR DIVISIONS

Research laboratories at the Perkins are organised into the following divisions and centres. 

CANCER AND CELL
BIOLOGY DIVISION

Perkins researchers have made major discoveries in the field of cancer including uncovering the SLIRP gene which controls hormone production in breast and prostate cancers, the tumour suppressor gene HLS5 and a process for normalising blood vessels in tumours to allow more effective absorption of cancer-combating drugs.

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CLINICAL SCIENCE
DIVISION

The Clinical Science Division at the Perkins is focussed on translational research to improve health outcomes. The research teams investigate diseases ranging from heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and cancer. The division also encompasses the biomedical engineering teams that develop new medical devices.

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MOLECULAR MEDICINE
DIVISION

The Molecular Medicine Division focuses on factors that affect health and well being at the genetic, protein and population levels, with the common aim of improving diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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CENTRES AND FACILITIES

The Perkins houses and provides support to a number of leading research centres and facilities. These facilities offer essential services to the community or to researchers in Western Australia.

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RESEARCH NEWS & EVENTS

The Bald and the Beautiful

“I do have quite a bit of trepidation and my husband’s ready to leave me.” Risking marital ructions and despite nerves, Perth Rotary Club President Jill Dawson had her head…

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A step closer to precision diagnoses in Autism

New tool developed in Perth makes it simpler to search for the genes causing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have narrowed down…

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Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research increases big data analysis with DUG McCloud partnership

World-class researchers working at Perth’s Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research are using the high-performance computing expertise of DUG Technology under a partnership that will enable the Institute to achieve…

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