Western Australian medical research has entered an exciting new era with the development of two new Perkins research centres at Nedlands and Murdoch. Our new buildings provide us with a foundation on which to expand and develop large multidisciplinary teams well integrated into the hospital and medical health care sectors. They also give us a stimulating environment for science and medical students where they are exposed to a flood of new technology, new ideas and a culture of collaboration.
The 10 storey building located at the QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands (pictured right) houses Perkins research laboratories that investigate a range of diseases including cancer, leukaemia, diabetes and melanoma.
It was officially opened by the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott, on 11 March 2014. It brought together research staff from the Perkins and other research groups including UWA and the Lions Eye Institute.
The community can experience medical research in a real life laboratory setting in the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre.