Garvan Institute of Medical Research
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research has pioneered insights into some of the most widespread diseases affecting our community today.
Garvan's Research Scope
Research at Garvan is focused upon understanding the role of genes and molecular and cellular processes in health and disease as the basis for developing future preventions, treatments and cures.
For over 50 years, significant breakthroughs have been achieved by Garvan scientists in the understanding and treatment of diseases such as:
- Diabetes and obesity
- Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, hearing loss, mental illnesses and eating disorders
- Immunological diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Sjogren’s syndrome
Garvan's ultimate goal is prevention, treatment or cure of these major diseases.
Key Discoveries and Successes
Many of Australia's big scientific breakthroughs have happened at Garvan Institute. From discovering the potential beneficial effects of fish oil in the diet in 1983 to sequencing the pancreatic cancer genome as part of Australia's participation in the International Cancer Genome Consortium in 2012, Garvan Institute has led the way in medical research.