The ANZAC Research Institute offers a state of the art research facility situated on the grounds of Concord Hospital. It is an NHMRC accredited independent medical research institute, with a unique primary focus on the study of cellular and genetic mechanisms associated with age-related diseases.
As a global centre-of-excellence, the ANZAC Research Institute comprises of a number of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, each with their own research strengths:
The Andrology Laboratory is primarily focused on the study of male reproductive biology. Principle areas of research include male fertility and the hormonal regulation of sperm production (spermatogenesis) and testicular development.
Head: Professor David Handelsman
The Biogerontology Laboratory, located within the ANZAC Research Institute, is the biological research arm of the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (CERA). The role of the Biogerontology Laboratory is to investigate the biological causes of ageing and age-related diseases.
Head: Professor David Le Couteur
Bone Biology Lab
The Bone Research Program pursues research in basic bone biology, applied bone metabolism and clinical research into metabolic bone disease. The goal of the Bone Biology Lab to offer a comprehensive research program that includes transgenic animal models, molecular biology, histology, surrogate marker measurements and clinical research.
Head: Professor Markus Seibel
The Neurobiology Laboratory, is an internationally recognised research group in the field of neurogenetics. The group’s neurogenetic research focuses on the search for genes for various neurodegenerative diseases, particularly those which if defective cause forms of peripheral nerve and motor neuron disease. The research group has mapped the genes for three new hereditary neuropathies in the last few years.
Head: Professor Garth Nicholson
Vascular Biology & Cardiovascular Medicine
There are a large variety of projects in cardiovascular medicine that can be offered to students both at the ANZAC Research Institute as well as Concord Clinical School. These studies range from basic cellular and molecular science through human physiology and pathophysiology.
Head: Professor Ben Freedman