Life-changing discovery is within reach.

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We're at the beginning of a significant new frontier in medical diagnostics.

transformative solutions for diseases that affect us all.

With your support, life-changing discovery is within reach.

A new frontier... thanks to you.
Your support of our New Projects Fund means researchers like me can test our new ideas.

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A deep dive into the heart of a cell 

Cellular genomics (also known as single-cell sequencing) allows researchers to reveal more about disease than ever before. 

We know that genetic changes in rare types of cells in the body can cause many diseases. If we can identify those cells and understand how they work, we may be able to find new ways to intervene in that process. That is exactly what our recent research has done.

starting with myocardial infarction, or heart disease.

There are 128 known genes associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are stem cells derived from blood, we’ve managed to create around 250,000 individual heart cells in the lab, and have tracked them at different stages of development. This lets us see – for the first time ever – when and where disease is triggered in the process.

Using this world-first resource, we believe it may be possible to develop new personalised life-saving treatments for heart patients. But we can’t stop there. With so many challenging diseases in the community, our team needs your support to expand our research into diseases like glaucoma, Alzheimer’s and kidney disease.

Our research is just the beginning of a new frontier in the treatment of diseases that affect over one million Australians.

I hope you will continue to support our work. Together, we can save lives and reduce the impact of disease on the people we love.

I hope you will continue to support our work. Together, we can save lives and reduce the impact of disease on the people we love.