Welcome to VascLab @ The Perkins

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the biggest killer of the developed world accounting for approximately one in every four deaths. Here in Australia, the disease kills one person every 12 minutes - in the USA the number is nearly 17.
At VascLab we use both computational and experimental techniques to further our understanding of vascular physiology and disease.

VascLab is located in the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and part of The University of Western Australia (UWA). The Perkins is the premier medical research institute in Western Australia and on the QEII medical campus, a short walk from UWA's main campus. UWA is part of the Australian Group of Eight and one of the world's Top 100 universities. VascLab is currently funded by UWA and the NHMRC.

We are a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of researchers from engineering, science and medicine. By exploring the website more you will see some of the exciting research we do in vascular disease and some of the new approaches we are working on.

Financial support is critical for us to create and develop new ways to understand vascular physiology and to fight vascular disease. Your gift to VascLab could go a long way, so please get in touch if you would like to donate.

I hope you enjoy the site!

Barry Doyle, PhD