Finding cures for children's genetic diseases


CMRI hosts Chamber of Commerce networking event


The Greater Western Sydney business community turned out in great numbers to learn more about the cutting-edge research happening at Children’s Medical Research Institute when we hosted our first Business After 5 event for the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce at Westmead.

CMRI recently became a Gold Member of the Chamber and were honoured to host the Parramatta Chamber’s Board, members and guests representing local businesses.

Business After 5 is a monthly networking opportunity and provides a wonderful chance for business people to learn about activity in the local area.

On Tuesday night, guests were served by waiters dressed in lab coats and told about the latest work being done at the Institute in research areas from eye genetics to cancer, gene therapy and embryology.

Chamber president Schon Condon thanked the CMRI Lab Heads, researchers, staff and guests who attended and shared his own personal experience of having supported Jeans for Genes since it started in 1995.

“We were honoured to attend the Jeans for Genes Denim Dinner recently to mark the 60th Anniversary of Children’s Medical Research Institute. Thanks for sharing your stories and congratulations on the incredible work you do.’’

Andrew Kelly, Head of Fundraising welcomed guests to the Institute and they were given a visual tour of the institute which you can see here:
An incredible 35 local business signed up on the night to support Jeans For Genes, each taking a merchandise box to sell in their workplace. Guests also signed up to volunteer for Jeans for Genes day on Friday 2nd August. It’s not too late to do the same – visit