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Garvan Institute of Medical Research

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research brings together clinicians with world-leading basic and translational researchers. The Institute's patient-focused researchers break down barriers between traditional scientific disciplines to find solutions to disease.

Founded in 1963, Garvan’s researchers have made significant advances in genome, epigenome, protein and cell analysis technology. They’ve revealed causes and treatments for diseases including diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, immune deficiency and autoimmunity.

Garvan is affiliated with St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and UNSW Sydney.

Vision and mission

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research sees a future where we’re able to stop disease before it starts.

Its mission is to harness all the information encoded in our genome to better diagnose, treat, predict and prevent disease.

How the Garvan Institute of Medical Research can help

The institute is focused on addressing the unmet needs of those living with disease – where better understanding, new treatments and more effective diagnosis can have the biggest impact. It runs a number of clinical trials and cutting-edge research programs for a range of diseases.

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About osteoporosis | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis - and Garvan's research for better management and outcomes.

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About rheumatoid arthritis | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Garvan's research for better management and outcomes.

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About type 1 diabetes | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of type 1 diabetes and Garvan's research for better management and outcomes.

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Type 1 diabetes real lives | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Real life stories of people living with Type 1 diabetes. How they were diagnosed, how they live with disease, and how research has an impact.

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Anorexia nervosa | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Eating disorders share symptoms such as a distorted view of body shape and weight, and extreme disturbances in eating behaviour. Read about Garvan's research and understanding of these disorders.

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Lupus | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about Lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease that causes tissues in the body to become chronically inflamed.

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About Parkinson's | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease and Garvan's research for better management and outcomes.

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Breast cancer | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Get the facts on breast cancer, real life stories, and the risks and symptoms. Garvan's research uses genome sequencing to identify personalised therapies, breast cancer metastasis, anti-estrogen and endocrine therapies.

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About prostate cancer | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and Garvan's search for better management and treatment outcomes.

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Collection | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Browse or search our collection of genomics resources

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