As global populations increase and age and the climate changes, the need for a holistic focus on the interface between human, animal and environmental health is needed.
The health precinct developing in and around Murdoch University, 包括菲奥娜赤柱医院, provides unique research opportunities supporting our activities in health, biomedicine, bioinformatics and other fields including health education, communication and health sector management policy.
The majority of new and emerging diseases cross species barriers. Vector-borne diseases – carried by mosquitoes, bats, birds, worm parasites and ticks – are now being detected in new regions as a result of climate change. 这些疾病和 their transmission remain a priority area of research at Murdoch.
Murdoch’s new Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases (AMRID) Research Laboratory is a cutting-edge ‘One Health’ research surveillance facility containing a suite of state-of-the-art molecular and non-molecular technologies. It is the only reference laboratory in Australia carrying out disease surveillance covering the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in both humans and animals.
Approaches that personalise treatments for target patient groups is at the heart of precision medicine. Stratifying patients into subgroups requires genomic, biochemical, clinical and other tools that can differentiate patients, and is a growing area of expertise at Murdoch. Metabolic analysis is being used to predict health or disease states and develop targeted ways of treating diseases effectively. Our researchers are also developing precision medicine therapies for a range of genetic diseases such as 杜氏肌萎缩症.
In a partnership of six Australian universities, two medical institutes and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, 默多克的主机 澳大利亚国家现象中心. This technology platform supports world-class metabolic phenotyping research, allowing our researchers to understand the impact of environment and lifestyle on the genome, to predict the emergence of disease in people, 动物和植物. 在医学研究中, Murdoch also manages the linkages between patient genetic information, 外部病人注册, 以及病人管理计划, particularly for rare genetic disorders.
Health through the course of life is often as much mental as physical, and Murdoch has a well-developed research program in Aboriginal mental, social and emotional wellbeing based at the Ngangk Yira研究中心. There is also a strong research focus on health policy and health economics across the Asian and Indo-Pacific region.