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Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC)

Murdoch University, Perth Campus,

90 South Street, Murdoch, WA, 6150



The Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) is a core platform of WAHTN, based at Murdoch University. The ANPC is an international research node dedicated to developing and delivering metabolic phenotyping services to benefit the global population. WAHTN worked with all of our partner organisations along with the WA State Government and the Australian Research Council to bring together the right expertise to build the ANPC in WA.


The Centre has been created to enhance large scale metabolic phenotyping research in Australia and our region. The human phenotype (the outward expression of our genes in each individual) is known as phenomics. The human phenotype captures information of both human biochemistry (as in blood, urine or tissue) and the influence of the microbiome (such as our gut bacteria). This allows an offering of new insights into the changes caused by diseases or exposure to external agents such as the environment, diet or lifestyle choices. Phenomics allows for the development of a personalised medical insight.


The ANPC is the nation’s first phenome hub. It’s affiliated with the International Phenome Centre Network (IPCN) and shares an interest in building a global infrastructure around harmonised research information, data, methods, and technologies. A key part of the initiative is the harmonisation of instruments between the network members, ensuring samples can be run anywhere in the world and the results will be the same. The network will enable database sharing and big data mining with other health and research institutions.


The development of the ANPC allows Australian scientists to be part of the global research effort working to transform health and improve disease prevention, detection and treatment. Large scale metabolic phenotyping data will greatly advance precision medicine by enabling better understanding of the dynamic interactions between our genes, environments, microbiomes, diets and lifestyles across populations.


To learn more about Phenomics watch the video below: