Luminesce Alliance - Innovation for children's health

Luminesce Alliance is a joint venture between us, the Children’s Cancer Institute, Children’s Medical Research Institute, The University of Sydney and UNSW Sydney.

The Luminesce Alliance vision is to create Australia’s most ground-breaking, innovative and translational paediatric research hub that will change children’s health around the world. Together with our partners, the Children’s Cancer Institute, Children’s Medical Research Institute, The University of Sydney and UNSW Sydney we will pool the expertise of academics, scientists, clinicians and the community to focus research on personalised cancer care, rare genetic diseases, immunity and infectious diseases, chronic diseases, gene therapy, diabetes, neurosciences and mental health.

The clinical excellence achieved at Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is underpinned by a strong research culture which aims to find cures for the prevention and treatment of ill health in children. Our translational research provides patients and families early access to new and innovative treatments and improves the quality and efficiency of our clinical services.

There are approximately 210 FTE researchers, 100 postgraduate students and 50 clinician/academic Research Leaders undertaking research within Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.

Their research activities include clinical, public and population health and laboratory research which is undertaken across eight major research streams:

  • Neurosciences and Mental Health 
  • Tissue Engineering and Bone Repair 
  • Cancer Biology 
  • Genetics, Gene Therapy and Genomics 
  • Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition 
  • Renal Medicine and Transplantation 
  • Infectious Disease and Immunology 
  • Clinical Sciences and Health Services Delivery