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25 November 2010. Prof Nigel Laing WA Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR). WAIMR BACKGROUND. Established in 1998 Multi-site medical research institute Focus on collaboration between Western Australian researchers Brings together University and Hospital-based researchers.

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Prof Nigel Laing

WA Institute for Medical Research

(WAIMR)

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

  • 2003 - Fremantle Hospital joined WAIMR
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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NEW BUILDING – FSH CAMPUS (2013)

WAIMR

STAGE 2

STAFF

CAR PARK

WAIMR

STAGE 1

EDUCATION

BUILDING

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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
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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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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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