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The Centre is led by world-class researchers with strong track records in promoting a collaborative and forward-thinking research culture by engaging with academic, industry and community partners and mentoring diverse teams of Higher Degree by Research students and Early to Mid-Career Researchers.

The Centre has established partnerships and research networks with a diverse range of academics and industry partners, both nationally and internationally. These existing partnerships and networks open up far-reaching Graduate Research Opportunities in addition to providing the foundation for new Academic and Industry Partnerships to be developed.

The Centre has a demonstrated track record for innovation, IP development and commercialisation, including the development of Melanoma diagnostics (MelDx), world leading liquid biopsy research for cutaneous and ocular melanoma, development of the Suboptimal Health Status instrument and Alzheimer's Disease diagnostics and polygenic risk score development.

The Centre includes members with well-established roles and relationships with key stakeholders and custodians of several rich clinical data and biospecimen resources, both established and emerging including :

  • the Busselton Healthy Ageing Study (BHAS)
  • the Australian Imaging Biomarker and Lifestyle Study of Ageing (AIBL)
  • the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)
  • the Raine Study
  • the UK Biobank
  • Cancer Registry
  • the China Suboptimal Health Status Study (COACS)
  • the MSWA funded Systematic Profiling in Neurologic Disorders (SPIN)
  • the WA Melanoma Biomarker Study

Why partner with us?

Partnering with the Centre not only offers the potential to access these resources, and associated in-depth knowledge of them, but to combine this with a demonstrated track record for innovation, IP development and commercialisation which provides the capacity, knowledge and proven experience to continue developing high-quality novel and innovative projects and research outputs. Further it provides the opportunity for academic and industry partners to develop or validate unique and novel ideas/techniques in collaboration with CPH researchers.

Past collaborations

The attractiveness of such rich datasets to industry is evidenced by past/current industry collaborations (e.g. Pfizer, Eisai, AbbVie, MSD, Bioyong) and a proven track record of developing and driving effective collaborations with local, national and international academics, including notable collaborative grants, including two EU programs (Horizon 2020), multiple JPND-NHMRC grants, NIH programs of research and Cooperative Research Centres.

If you would like to collaborate or partner with us, please contact the Director, Professor Simon Laws

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