The Governor looking at example of COVID-19
Looking at the enemy: Professor Jeremy Nicholson shows what a virus looks like up close.

The Governor and Premier visit the Australian National Phenome Centre

“Good to visit the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) and see the humongous effort into researching the rolling conditions of COVID-19. The work they do will transform the health and lives of billions.”

The Governor

Greeted by Mr Gary Smith – Chancellor, and Professor Eeva Leinonen – Vice Chancellor from Murdoch University, the Governor and Premier were escorted on a tour of the laboratory facilities that will help in the recovery effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Governor and the Premier in science lab
The Governor and the Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of WA learning about the research at the ANPC

Professor Jeremy Nicholson delivered a presentation on the various medical research being conducted by the ANPC as well as specific research into the long term effects of COVID-19 that has them uniquely positioned to contribute to the solution.

By analysing the molecular, physical and biochemical characteristics of biological tissue and fluids such as blood and urine, researchers at the ANPC aim to predict the complex genetic, environmental and lifestyle interactions causing disease.

Research lab at the Australian National Phenome Centre
Research lab at the Australian National Phenome Centre

ANPC is currently on the front line of the COVID-19 response, operating a Critical Research Programme addressing the most important health problem on the planet right now.

The work done by the ANPC will position Perth and WA as a global leader in precision medicine, and enable quantum leaps in predicting, diagnosing and treating disease.

Research Lab at the Australian National Phemome Centre
Research Lab at the Australian National Phemome Centre

As the ANPC is situated in the Harry Perkins South building in Perth, it is co-located with the South Metropolitan Health Service COVID-19 Research Response (CRR) team, Western Australian DNA Bank, and close to PathWest Laboratories and major clinical facilities.

Collectively, these entities are uniquely placed to deliver hard science about the COVID-19 infections as they occur in the general population and set the benchmark for international research into the virus.

The outcome will be a genuinely unique WA driven translational response to the viral threat and a critical part of the clinical trials conducted at the Fiona Stanley Hospital site.

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Professor Nicholson gave a public lecture at the Murdoch University Rockingham campus. This lecture is the first in the Brand Community Lecture Series.

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