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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

Walking in Dublin for cancer research in Perth

In so many ways COVID-19 has joined necessity as the mother of invention. For Irish grandmother, Anne Winslow, the pandemic cancelled a trip to Perth and a chance to be…

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Boost for liver cancer patients with new $10.8 million world-class research centre

Patients with primary liver cancer will benefit from a new $10.8 million research centre established with a $5 million Cancer Research Trust grant and $5.8 million from Minderoo Foundation, Curtin…

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Ground-breaking COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Underway in Perth: First Participants Dosed After Thousands Register

An unprecedented number of people signed up to help in the fight against COVID-19 with more than 4000 registering for a ground-breaking vaccine trial at the Perkins trials facility, Linear…

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