Discovery research

Fostering new diagnostics, new therapeutics and mechanistic research
Our discovery enterprises include research into biospecimens banking, multi-omics, bioengineering, material sciences, imaging and artificial intelligence.

We're conducting research to understand:

  • the fundamental genetic, molecular, cellular and tissue biological and mechanical processes that are critical to normal development, growth and function of musculoskeletal tissues and organs, 
  • how they adapt in altered conditions (e.g. exercise, ageing, injury, surgery), and 
  • how they change in and drive structural and symptomatic disease. 

Our vision is to define key processes, pathways and mechanisms that may be targeted to maintain or improve musculooskeletal health, and prevent, treat and one day cure the chronic, painful, disabling musculoskeletal diseases.