Australian National Phenome Centre
The Australian National Phenome Centre is situated in the Harry Perkins South building in Perth, Western Australia. This is co-located with the South Metropolitan Health Service COVID-19 Research Response (CRR) team, Western Australian DNA Bank, and close to PathWest Laboratories and major clinical facilities.
Collectively, these entities are uniquely placed to deliver hard science about the COVID-19 infections as they occur in the general population and set the benchmark for international research into the virus.
The outcome will be a genuinely unique WA driven translational response to the viral threat and a critical part of the clinical trials conducted at the Fiona Stanley Hospital site.
The Health Futures Institute at Murdoch also houses one of the most advanced genotyping facilities in Australia, led by Associate Professor Mark Watson, and has already developed a COVID-19 test capability.
The ANPC will work closely with this group and PathWest laboratories to create new diagnostic and prognostics markers of COVID-19 for WA, the nation and the world.
Professor Jeremy Nicholson
Pro-Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
Professor Elaine Holmes
Premier's Fellow in Phenomics