About the centre

A state-of-the-art centre for cellular genomics.

About the centre

The Garvan-Weizmann Centre is a research centre focused on the use of cellular genomics technology to address critical medical research questions.

We're one of the few global sites where state-of-the-art technologies are seamlessly integrated, including the latest platforms in flow cytometry, microfluidics, genomics, high-performance computing and bioinformatics.

The Centre comprises three arms:

  • A facility with cutting edge services in flow cytometry, single cell sequencing, and bioinformatics.
  • A research and development team focused on bringing the latest methods and approaches in both molecular and computational areas of cellular genomics into the Centre.
  • Research programs in immunology, cancer, stem cells, and the Human Cell Atlas.

To realise the potential of cellular genomics, we have brought together several intersecting technologies.

Our mission

Our mission is to use cellular genomics to ask paradigm-changing questions in medical research, and help solve some of the most pressing challenges.

The Centre houses a cellular genomics facility with cutting edge services for researchers and industry partners. We’re a team developing new technologies to solve critical problems; and our research programs focus on both fundamental and translational cellular genomics.

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Cellular genomics is the  study of the genetic makeup of a single cell – a revolutionary technology that’s transforming biological and medical research.

At the heart of cellular genomics is the ability to generate genomic or proteomic information from a single cell, in large quantities and quickly. This reveals the cellular mechanisms that lead to disease — from which we can:

  • develop early stage screening and diagnostic methods
  • identify the best treatment options for individual patients
  • and ultimately develop therapies that target disease-causing cells.

Like any far-reaching and ambitious medical research initiative, the Garvan-Weizmann partnership relies heavily on support and investment from generous and forward-thinking individuals and organisations.

Vital initial investment from the NSW Government, Mr John Roth and Ms Jillian Segal AM, Mr and Mrs Laurie and Di Sutton and Mr Johnny Kahlbetzer has funded the construction of the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics.

We've developed a range of animations and educational resources that highlight some of our complex research projects.

The Garvan-Weizmann Partnership is an organisation-wide collaboration between two leading institutes with complementary research strengths.