Since 1998, the Perkins has grown to become one of the nation’s leading medical research centres, where a close knit team of more than 250 work together to focus on diseases that most affect your families.

With three research facilities, co-located with major teaching hospitals, the Perkins has created a culture of innovation and collaboration to deliver better patient outcomes faster.



researcher with equipment working in a ventilated hood

$3.5 million research collaborative brings cell therapy for solid cancers to WA

Researchers from the Western Australia Melanoma Initiative (WAMI), a cancer research collaborative, will implement a specialised immune cell therapy for cancer patients in WA, thanks to a $2.5 million grant…

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Perkins welcomes release of Australian Cancer Plan

Statement from Professor Peter Leedman AO, Director, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, on the release of the Australian Cancer Plan: The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (the Perkins)…

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Dr Rhonda Taylor and Dr Chuck Herring in the lobby of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth, Western Australia

Young scientists given safe harbour by West Australian donors

Molecular geneticist developing treatments for children suffering devastating muscle weakening conditions and scientist investigating human brain development and neurodevelopmental disease origins awarded Fellowships. An innovative fund to retain outstanding young…

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