UNSW's EPICentre visually reframes and fuses massive volumes of data gathered through diverse research projects and investigations so that this data can be seen with ‘fresh eyes’. The research areas that will be targeted and impacted by the Centre include; cancer, vaccines, dementia, neurological function and mental illness. The EPICentre team will work to identify new hypotheses and make new discoveries, explore novel ways to problem-solve, develop pathways for treatment and pioneer new teaching methods.
Transformative research potential
This pioneering Centre brings together a collaborative team of outstanding research leaders, engineers and technologists from across a diverse array of previously distinct disciplines such as bio-informatics, medical and neuro-imaging, art and design, immersive visualisation, data fusion, anatomy research and computational engineering to challenge the limits of how scientists interact with and analyse information.
Personalised medicine and immunology
Discover critical breakthroughs in cancer treatment, enhanced therapeutic vaccines and adaptive immunity.
Better patient outcomes and education
Enhanced student learning through virtual dissections, intelligent anatomy tutoring systems and advanced diagnostic aids for local and remote learning.
Healthy brain ageing and mental wellbeing
Finding pathway changes that result from healthy brain ageing, mild cognitive impairment and dementia. This will ensure we are increasing ‘healthspan’ in the elderly.
New perceptions in Mental Health
Understand disorders including dementia, PTSD, depression and anxiety. Ultimately this will have a profound impact on our collective understanding of mental health and wellbeing.
Insight into how the organization and function of the brain underpins neurodegenerative diseases and dementias, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s and autism.