The St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research conducts world-class applied medical research across the broader hospital campus and beyond. We work to realise our goal of applying discoveries to cure patients and improve their quality of life.

We are located in proximity to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research Institute and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, amongst others, together forming the St Vincent's Research Precinct, with significant shared services and scientific resources. We are also home to the NSW State Reference Laboratory for HIV at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.

Our goals

Our research vision involves:

  • Excellence in biomedical and translational research 
  • Disseminating the results of our research widely to the medical and scientific community and the public 
  • Broadening undergraduate and postgraduate clinical research and basic science training and education 
  • Providing the highest standards of diagnostic service and patient care in accordance with the Mission and Values of the Mary Aikenhead Ministries 

Research strengths

The St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research reflects the growth and evolution of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney research programs, including:

  • Immunology  

  • Virology

  • Neurobiology 

  • Structural biology

  • Adult stem cell research 

  • Gastrointestinal, Liver and Microbiome

  • Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 

  • Blood, Stem Cell and Cancer

  • Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer 

  • Applied clinical research in the form of clinical trials.

Our results

Supporting our research focus areas is outstanding research infrastructure, much of which is supported centrally via research platforms available to all research staff, including:

  • BioBank Facility

  • Physical Containment (PC3) Laboratory

  • Biostatistics Research Advisory Clinic