At the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR), we are dedicated to improving the health of the community we serve - across the State, nation and globe.
Our research aims to uncover the genetic and environmental causes of a range of diseases. The ultimate goal is to prevent disease developing and to create improved treatments if these conditions do emerge. The WAIMR team has identified numerous genes associated with diseases such as leukaemia, diabetes, cancer (especially breast, ovarian and prostate), as well as those contributing to a number of nerve, muscle and mental health disorders. These breakthroughs have already positively impacted the lives of many people and inspire us to pursue these vital research initiatives. By understanding the genetic causes of disease and how the environment affects our genetic makeup, we believe better approaches can be developed to prevent and treat disease.
WAIMR is Western Australia's premier adult medical research institute, investigating the genetic and environmental causes of a range of diseases.
Formed in 1998 with a vision of fostering a high-level of collaboration between the State's medical researchers, our team has made, and continues to make, a number of internationally-important discoveries with the potential to deliver better health to the global community.
Currently, WAIMR is situated at two locations - the Perth Campus is located at the Medical Research Foundation building of Royal Perth Hospital, while the Nedlands Campus is at B Block, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre.
As part of our commitment to nurturing collaboration amongst WA's medical research community, WAIMR is driving the establishment of two state-of-the-art medical research hubs for the State.
One of the research buildings will be at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre in Nedlands, with the other at the Fiona Stanley Hospital campus at Murdoch.
WAIMR is extremely grateful to the WA Government and UWA for their combined commitment of $100 million for these buildings. This has been matched by the Federal Government's announcement in the May 2007 budget of $100 million towards these new research precincts.