We are The Westmead Institute and we give hope through science
One of the largest medical research institutes in Australia, we bring together many disciplines and skills for just one reason: to improve the health and well-being of people in the Western Sydney region and beyond.
Despite being one of the youngest major medical research institutes in Australia, the Westmead Institute traces its origins back to the University of Sydney (est. 1852) and Westmead Hospital (est. 1978).
Our research spans from the laboratory to the patient, using the essential tools of molecular and cell biology with new techniques in gene discovery, genetic epidemiology, human and cell imaging technology, cell and gene therapy and clinical research.
Our state-of-the-art, $110 million, medical research institute was officially opened by Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and New South Wales Premier, Mike Baird, on the 9th of October, 2014.
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