Home  >  Research  >  Labs  >  Cardiovascular Science and Diabetes Program


The Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes Program at the Perkins is co-led by Professor Shirley Jansen.

The Perkins is establishing the Wesfarmers Centre for Translational Research focussed on cardiovascular disease at our new facility on the Fiona Stanley Hospital campus at Murdoch.

Our internationally significant diabetes research has led to new tests to uncover a person’s likelihood of developing diabetes and the severity of its complications, as well as pinpointing genetic markers that will be used to combat the growing epidemic of diabesity.

Professor Shirley Jansen

Professor Shirley Jansen

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Research (Joint Program Head - Cardiovascular Science and Diabetes)

Read more


Big ideas pay off for West Australian researchers

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research recognised by Federal Government for innovative research projects Detection of illicit drugs, novel cancer research, fighting infections in rapid time and hunting for rare…

Read More

Can your gut bacteria affect your heart health?

The study led by Professor Girish Dwivedi from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, as well as researchers from UWA and Curtin University reviewed evidence from a number of…

Read More

Researchers developing tools to predict risk of fatal illness

The team from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research’s Centre for Diabetes Research has been selected to develop their technology through the prestigious CSIRO ON Accelerate program. The project…

Read More

Help WA's best medical researchers beat the world's toughest diseases.