Breast density

Breast density matters in detection of breast cancer

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Almost eight percent of women have extremely high breast density, which increases their cancer risk and can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram.

Barry Marshall in China

Nobel Laureate leads popular events during Australia Week in China

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Nobel Laureate and Professor at The University of Western Australia Barry Marshall has led a number of prominent events in China during Austrade’s second Australia Week in China (AWIC) program.

Pancreatic cancer trials

New treatment opportunities for pancreatic cancer

Friday, 4 March 2016

An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer.

Wendy Erber

Surprise finding offers hope to sufferers of rare bleeding syndrome

Thursday, 3 March 2016

An international research team has made a major discovery that a rare inherited bleeding syndrome is caused by a gene mutation – but researchers were also surprised to find a link between the mutation and certain types of cancer.

Boris Baer

Discover UWA's best ideas at Research Week

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm.


Brain Bee students

Australia’s brainiest students put to the test

Friday, 19 June 2015

More than 100 brainy Year 10 students from WA are preparing to compete in the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge to be held on Tuesday 23 June at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Jennifer Stone

Dr Jennifer Stone to trial new safe and easy tool to measure breast density in young women

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Assistant Professor Jennifer Stone has been awarded $200,000 by the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to investigate the effectiveness of a new tool to measure breast density in young women.

Nina McCarthy, Phillip Melton and Jennifer Stone

Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Awards Funds to GOHaD Researchers

Friday, 21 November 2014

Three researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease have been awarded over $40,000 from the Medical Research Foundation at Royal Perth Hospital. The funds have been awarded to Nina McCarthy, Phillip Melton and Jennifer Stone. Nina's funds will be used for targeted next generation sequencing in people with schizophrenia while Phillip will use the funds to study microbiome diversity, nutritional status and gut dysbiosis in Amerindians.

Medical Research Foundation Building, 50 Murray Street, Perth

GOHaD moves to new facilities in the Perth CBD

Thursday, 7 August 2014

The Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD) has recently moved into the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) building in the Perth central business district. The move brings together the dry- and wet-lab components of the Centre previously located across multiple locations. It is strategically centred close to clinical staff and other researchers based at Royal Perth Hospital, as well as within the MRF building itself. 

The MRF building is located at 50 Murray Street, Perth, WA 6000. GOHaD is located on the 5th floor of the building. 

Jennifer Stone

Dr Jennifer Stone awarded New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support

Friday, 23 May 2014

Dr Jennifer Stone, National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellow, was awarded $10,000 from the Government of Western Australia Department of Health to enable her breast cancer research. Jennifer has a specific interest in mammographic density and is an internationally recognised expert in the field. Jennifer will travel to Belgium later in the year to attend the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC) meeting. 

Eric Moses with the Cancer Council WA Award

Cancer Council WA Capacity Building and Collaboration Grant for $1.2 M awarded to team led by GOHaD’s Prof Eric Moses

Friday, 16 May 2014

A collaboration between researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, The University of Melbourne, King Edward Memorial Hospital and the QEII Medical Centre has recently been awarded $1.2M over three years from the Cancer Council of WA.

Centre collaboration awarded $39,951.20 for the purchase of new Next Generation Sequencing equipment

Thursday, 30 January 2014

A collaboration between researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease and various schools within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences has been awarded $39,951.20 for the purchase of an Agilent TapeStation Instrument. The TapeStation is a microfluidics platform for sizing, quantitation and quality control of DNA and RNA.

Collaboration Award for GOHaD Researcher to Facilitate Study into Cardiovascular Disease

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Dr Gemma Cadby, from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD), has been awarded $10,000 from the Healy Research Collaboration Award scheme to attend the International Genetic Epidemiology Society conference, the Genetic Analysis Workshop, and to help promote a successful collaboration between researchers from UWA and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

Celebrating the achievements of the Sock it to Sarcoma group

Friday, 22 November 2013

The second annual ‘Sock it in Style’ gala dinner was held at the University Club at The University of Western Australia on the 9 November 2013. The invited guest speakers were inaugural Abbie Basson scholarship recipient and Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease PhD student Rachel Jones, Winthrop Professor David Wood, and Hockeyroos player Kobie McGurk. The evening was a celebration of the achievements of Sock it to Sarcoma through 2013.

Image from Cambridge, United Kingdom. Credit: Sarah Ward

GOHaD Researchers Attend Advanced Wellcome Trust Statistical Genetics Course

Monday, 28 October 2013

Nina McCarthy and Sarah Ward from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD) attended the week-long, Wellcome Trust Advanced course ‘Human Genome Analysis: Genetic Analysis of Multifactorial Diseases’.

GOHaD Researcher Awarded Funds To Facilitate Research in Biomarker Discovery for Melanoma Risk and Prognosis

Monday, 28 October 2013

Sarah Ward, from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD), has been awarded $15,000 from the UWA Research Collaboration Award scheme to help promote successful collaborations between researchers from UWA and international researchers from the University of New Mexico, New York University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre as part of the Inter-MEL consortium. The consortium ultimately aims to identify genetic determinants associated with melanoma susceptibility and survival.