About the Garvan Institute

The Garvan is one of Australia's premier medical research institutes.

We see a healthier future: it's within reach.

At the Garvan Institute, we see the big picture of health and disease. We study the interlinked causes from genetics to lifestyle and diet — and we collaborate across the spectrum of health and biology. 

We harness the information of the genome to predict, diagnose, prevent and treat disease — and realise our vision of a future where everyone lives longer, healthier lives.

Our research is finding real treatments for the world’s 50 major diseases. By reading your genome, we’ll be able to determine your risk for a range of diseases. And devise a prevention plan to make sure they never develop.

What makes Garvan special

We have some of the world’s best scientific minds under one roof, all working together to improve health outcomes for us all.

Our 600+ researchers collaborate locally, nationally and globally to find better ways to predict, diagnose and treat disease. Our discoveries in one disease often help make advances in other diseases.

Supporting Garvan is like investing in the future wellbeing of everyone.

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Our research scope

For over 50 years, we've made significant breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of:

Find out more about our laboratories and the diseases we're investigating

Garvan is affiliated with St Vincent’s Health Australia and UNSW Sydney.