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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

Perkins researcher elected as prestigious new Fellow

Professor Alistair Forrest from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has been selected alongside 27 new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Professor Forrest is…

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Thousands take part in the MACA Cancer 200

More than 1200 riders gathered around Perth to join in the MACA Cancer 200 Challenge this weekend. Despite an unpredictable year following COVID-19 restrictions, Riders in the event were able…

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Dual win sees two Harry Perkins researchers awarded in 2020 Business Events Perth Aspire Awards

Business Events Perth, in partnership with the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, is pleased to announce that the inaugural Harry Perkins Aspire Award has been presented to two applicants:…

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