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25 November 2010. Prof Nigel Laing WA Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR)

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1 25 November 2010

2 Prof Nigel Laing WA Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR)

3 WAIMR BACKGROUND  Established in 1998  Multi-site medical research institute  Focus on collaboration between Western Australian researchers  Brings together University and Hospital-based researchers

4 WAIMR HISTORY  WAIMR founded by: - The University of Western Australia - Royal Perth Hospital - Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital  Capital fundraising campaign (1998 – 1999) - Wesfarmers the founding sponsor - Strong support from State Government, donors/sponsors  Fremantle Hospital joined WAIMR

5 STATUS  Independent medical research Institute  Incorporated body under the Associations Incorporation Act of WA  Not-for-profit organisation  Charitable organisation under the Charitable Collections Act of WA  Affiliated with UWA

6 WAIMR PHILOSOPHY  Enhance medical research in WA  Focus on causes of adult diseases  Translate fundamental discovery research into clinical applications  Promote collaboration  Provide new research facilities  Support State-wide infrastructure (equipment, administration etc)  Recruit excellent researchers

7 RESEARCH PROGRAMS  Over 200 research staff, students and administration  In the top 10 research Institutes in Australia  Emphasis on genetic-based research into adult diseases: - Cancer - Heart / Lung diseases - Hormonal problems - Nerve / muscle disorders  Translate into clinical outcomes

8 WAIMR GROWTH - STAFF

9 WAIMR GROWTH – GRANT INCOME

10 NEW BUILDING – QEII CAMPUS (2013)

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12 WAIMR BUILDING AT QEII CAMPUS  Core facilities (genomics, proteomics, imaging, cell sorting, monoclonal antibodies etc)  Clinical research area  Laboratories  Animal research  Analysis areas  Cafeteria  Auditorium / meeting areas  (Biotechnology incubators)

13 NEW BUILDING – FSH CAMPUS (2013) EDUCATION BUILDING WAIMR STAGE 1 STAFF CAR PARK WAIMR STAGE 2

14 CLINICAL TRIALS  New Phase I / II clinical trials facility  State Government allocated $10m to WAIMR  Located at QEII Campus  Operate as a wholly-owned WAIMR subsidiary

15 CLINICAL TRIALS FACILITY

16 WAIMR is here to help  Provide critical mass  Through collaboration with different WAIMR groups or expertise, perform research efficiently  Promote and enhance all WA medical research  Improve grant-funding success  Lobby for support

17 WAIMR is here to help  Provide critical mass  Through collaboration with different WAIMR groups or expertise, perform research efficiently  Promote and enhance all WA medical research  Improve grant-funding success  Lobby for support

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