Each year in Australia, 6,000 babies are born with a genetic condition. Currently around 80% of these genetic conditions remain undiagnosed. A genetic hub that could provide answers for these families was the ultimate goal of scientist, philanthropist and Perkins Ambassador, Dr Patricia Kailis and a team of researchers at the Perkins.
In 2019, the Kailis Family established the Patricia Kailis Fellowship to provide funding for mid-career researchers focused on rare genetic diseases. It was Patricia’s wish to make WA a global hub for genetic research. All donations will go towards this goal.