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OUR PROGRAMS

Research laboratories at the Perkins are organised into the following programs and centres. 

CANCER PROGRAM

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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CARDIOVASCULAR SCIENCE
AND DIABETES PROGRAM

The Cardiovascular Science and Diabetes Program 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 program also encompasses the biomedical engineering teams that develop new medical devices.

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GENOME BIOLOGY
AND GENETICS PROGRAM

The Genome Biology and Genetics Program 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

Reaping rewards from half a century of volunteering

Coaching junior footy in Manjimup at age 17 is where a lifetime of volunteering began for retired banker and local government worker, Graham Little. “It is what you did in…

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Double hit of new appointments for Head of Molecular Endocrinology and Pharmacology

Perkins’ Head of Molecular Endocrinology and Pharmacology, Professor Kevin Pfleger, was appointed President of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) earlier this month. Coincidentally, on…

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Interview with Judi Lane: all about the Harry Perkins Institute

The Harry Perkins Institute's Judi Lane, Community Education Manager, recently spoke to 6PR's Mark Gibson, host of the Saturday "THE CATCH-UP WITH MARK GIBSON". Listen to hear Judi speak with…

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