About Garvan

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About the Garvan Institute of Medical Research

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes. Garvan’s researchers pioneer studies into some of the most widespread diseases affecting the community today. Research at Garvan is focused upon understanding the role of molecular and cellular processes in health and disease as the basis for developing future preventions, treatments and cures. Garvan is leading Australia in genomic analysis to accelerate discovery and enable precision medicine.

Garvan’s 500+ researchers and PhD students work across six major research divisions: Bone Biology, Cancer, Diabetes and Metabolism, Genomics and Epigenetics, Immunology and Neuroscience.

In 2012, Garvan established the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Australia’s first purpose-built facility for undertaking clinical-grade genome sequencing. In 2016, Garvan launched Genome.One, Australia’s first clinical whole-genome sequencing service.

About the Garvan Research Foundation

The Garvan Research Foundation was established in 1981 and is the fundraising and marketing arm of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Tasked with raising and administering vital funds from private individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate partners, the Foundation has grown from a fundraising base of $110,000 in its first year to more than $30 million in 2016.

The Foundation also runs Garvan’s Public Engagement Program. This initiative educates and advocates the importance of Garvan’s medical research across the broader community.