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The Centenary Institute is a world-leading independent Medical Research Institute. Our strength is in uncovering disease mechanisms and applying this knowledge to improve diagnostics and treatments for patients and find cures for some of the most chronic diseases affecting today’s society.

We continue to build on our skills by focusing on and enlarging our research efforts in three key areas: cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

We are located on the border of the University of Sydney Campus and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. With many of our Faculty being professors and clinicians, we are well positioned to ensure a virtuous cycle of bed-to-bench-to-bed and translate our cutting edge research into practice. We continue to capitalise on this geographical advantage and build these relationships with a focus on multi-disciplinary collaboration to ensure that the Australian population receives the greatest possible benefit. Our Faculty has access to some of the brightest minds in medical research with students being energised by the synergies created in our affiliated stakeholders.

Our strength is uncovering disease mechanisms and applying obtained knowledge to treat patients. Our medical research spans from investigating molecular mechanisms of disease at the single cell level to translational disease models in complex organisms and to clinical trials. We will continue to build on these skills by focusing on and enlarging our research efforts in the three critical areas of cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease research.

We possess the scientific excellence and technological skills to allow us to understand the cellular and molecular drivers of inflammation, placing us in an outstanding position to make significant advances to overcome the prevalent diseases in our society.

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To improve human health through excellence in medical research

To discover and bring to use innovative therapeutics and diagnostics

Cancer, inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases

Understanding disease and finding a cure


Inclusion and Personal Growth
We seek to Support all our staff in their quest for a successful career in medical research, for maximising their learning experiences, for recognition locally and internationally.

Service to Humanity
Fundamentally we seek to better humanity by ‘understanding diseases and finding cures’. We seek to ensure that our research is relevant to the current and yet to emerge problems of the 21st century. We seek to engage with the community in our quest both to inform them of our work and to be informed on the issues confronting them.

We believe that our work should be of the highest standard as judged by the harshest criteria. It also states that this value is NOT a subjective, but an objective one, and in going forward is the strongest criterion for retention and recruitment.

Excellence is embodied in our attitude to our work (we are curious, innovative, committed, tenacious, focused) and to our colleagues (we are interactive, cooperative and collegial).

We are committed to adherence to evidence, truth and are fearless in the pursuit of what we think is right. Integrity also means that we admit our mistakes, speak freely and honestly and challenge widely.

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