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News & Events November 24, 2021
The McGowan Government recently announced that the Harry Perkins Institute will receive two of the 16 grants totalling more than $1.5 million to support Western Australian biobanks.
Congratulations to both Professor Grant Morahan who is Head of the Perkins’ Centre for Diabetes Research, and Dr Louise Winteringham who leads the Translational Cancer Research Program at the Perkins. Both Prof Morahan and Dr Winteringham have secured a Biobank Interim Support Program 2021 grant supported by the State Government’s Future Health Research and Innovation Fund.
Explained as a relatively new concept in WA, biobanking is the storing of biological samples that can be used for future research and saved for analysis by future technologies.
Biobanking, once called tissue banking, is the storing of biological samples for future research.
Biobanks provide a valuable resource for health and medical research, storing samples that can be used to answer important questions using new technologies long after the samples were taken.
Minister for Health, the Hon Roger Cook says: “The 16 recipients of the Biobank Interim Support Program 2021 were selected as part of a competitive merit-based process and are highly regarded in their fields and the community.”
Read more from the Minister here:, and for a link to ink to the FHRI Fund website which includes the names and details of all recipients.