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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

COVID-19 statement

As concerns about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia increase, we wanted to assure you that our commitment to undertaking research that constantly moves our community closer to new…

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Treating disease from a new angle

Many different diseases have been linked to stiffness in our cells, but researchers have needed more advanced tools to examine stiffness at a microscopic level. Now, biomedical engineers at the…

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Game-changing study shows ‘hands off’ approach’ best to treat a collapsed lung

It’s the basic rule of medicine all doctors follow – ‘first do no harm’. New research from a collaboration between Australian and New Zealand researchers backs that premise, showing that…

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