Finding cures for children's genetic diseases

About Us

Westmead Research Hub


The Westmead Research Hub is one of the largest and most highly regarded research precincts in the Southern Hemisphere. The Hub is a cooperative venture formed to focus the biomedical research activities of the Westmead Campus for the purpose of sharing resources and infrastructure.

Our Aim

The Westmead Research Hub has been designed to promote an environment of excellence and provide access to innovative research and technology facilities for the purpose of both individual and collective research productivity.

Who We Are

The key stakeholders of the Westmead Research Hub include:
  • Westmead Millennium Institute

  • Children’s Medical Research Institute

  • Western Sydney Local Health Network

  • Sydney Children’s Hospital Network – Randwick and Westmead

  • Kids Research Institute

  • University of Sydney

Core facilities:
  • Genomics 
  • Proteomics
  • Cell and tissue bank
  • Cell and human imaging
  • Animal models
  • Flow cytometry
  • Collaborative studies

Research areas:
  • Cancer research
  • Infectious diseases and immunisation – HIV, hepatitis, bacteria and fungi
  • Cell and gene therapy – diabetes, heart disease, leukaemia, cancer and single gene disorders
  • Gene discovery – melanoma, multiple sclerosis and genetic diseases
  • Human embryology and birth defects
  • Neuromuscular sciences – epilepsy, depression and schizophrenia