Finding cures for children's genetic diseases


The ACRF Centre for Kinomics

Australian Cancer Research Foundation

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation Centre for Kinomics (ACRF-CFK) – a joint venture between Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) and the University of Newcastle (UoN) — is an Australian-first that will provide an entirely new approach to the understanding of therapeutic drugs and ways to improve them.

The ACRF-CFK brings the new discipline of Kinomics to Australia and a completely novel drug design strategy. It will enable better understanding of current therapies and their unwanted side effects, as well as the development of new drugs for a multitude of human diseases, many of which are currently without any suitable treatment.

This significant, non-commercial initiative builds upon demonstrated research excellence, leadership and successful collaborations between scientists from CMRI and UoN. ACRF-CFK is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and expert personnel, thanks to generous funding from the Ramaciotti Foundations and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF), who provided grants of $1 million and $3.1 million respectively.

Custom built facilties for mass spectrometry equipment housed at CMRI


The new facility on Level 6 of CMRI's tower.


The Australian Center for Kinomics

ACRF-CFK at UoN - Prof Adam McCluskey


Mass spectrometry equipment supplied by SCIEX