Home  >  Research  >  Labs

OUR LABORATORIES & RESEARCH 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.

Find out more >

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.

Find out more >

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.

Find out more >

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.

Find out more >

RESEARCH NEWS & EVENTS

MinRes’ $2 million heart research investment welcomed

Heart attack statistics 50 Australians die every day from a heart attack Nearly 20,000 Australians die each year from heart attack 160 heart attacks occur every day The cost per…

Read More

Passionate biomedical engineers recognised in Premier’s science awards

Applying the tools used by oil and gas engineers to investigate how blood flows in the placenta during pregnancy led to Harry Perkins Institute PhD student being named joint winner…

Read More
Professor Alistair Forrest in laboratory

Collaborative research has potential to improve cancer immunotherapy

West Australian researchers have identified key differences between cancers that respond to immunotherapy and those that do not, paving the way for more effective treatments for cancer. The multidisciplinary team,…

Read More

Help fund groundbreaking research.

Donate Now