Flagship research projects
Flagship Collaboration Fund projects provide a means to engage outside expertise to help achieve a particular flagship objective and to enhance collaboration with the university sector.
Advance in bowel cancer test research
Australian researchers have developed gene expression biomarkers which can accurately discriminate pre-cancerous and cancerous colorectal growths from non-cancerous controls.
Putting Alzheimer’s on early notice
Australian scientists have presented key findings at an international Alzheimer’s disease conference this week. Their major focus is on early detection and discovering why the disease progresses.
Melbourne: Highett, Vic (Highett laboratories)
CSIRO’s Highett laboratories in Melbourne’s south-east is home to advanced processing, materials and infrastructure research, sustainable ecosystems, and CSIRO's Victorian Science Education Centre.
Sydney: North Ryde, NSW (CSIRO North Ryde)
CSIRO's North Ryde site is in the heart of Sydney's hi-tech hub and near Macquarie University. More than 500 staff members work in mining, food, manufacturing, sustainability, health, petroleum and more.
This publication brings you the latest research and innovation being achieved to address our national health challenges in colorectal cancer and diseases of the gut, brain health and obesity and associated diseases.
CSIRO's Lynne Cobiac has Australia's chronic disease challenges in her sights.
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet
CSIRO's Total Wellbeing Diet has now been produced as a book - published by Penguin - chock full of delectable recipes for a weight loss program that is successful and provides the nutrients required for health and vitality.
Spot: software for DNA microarray image analysis
CSIRO has a track record in developing innovative solutions to practical problems. Our Spot software, a microarray spot detection and characterisation package, helps researchers get better gene expression information. Spot 3.0 is free.
Early detection key to flushing out bowel cancer
Australians rank highest in the world for many things – especially sports, as we like to boast. What we don’t talk much about is having one of the world’s highest rates of bowel cancer. But good news is on the horizon, with advanced research that enables early detection giving hope to thousands.
Farewell thanks for the memories
Professor Richard Head retired as the Director of the Preventative Health Flagship on June 30 2012. Richard explains that, while this is his parting message, he isn’t saying goodbye just yet.
WA to play key role in Alzheimer’s study
Western Australians will play a key role in a major Australian study aimed at better understanding one of the most devastating and deadly diseases, Alzheimer’s.
Preventative Health Flagship UPDATE
The Preventative Health Flagship’s goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through the prevention and early detection of chronic diseases. UPDATE is the newsletter containing current news from this initiative.
Preventative Health Flagship overview
The Preventative Health Flagship is working to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through research into prevention and early detection of common chronic diseases.
Flagship research into prevention, early detection and intervention is uncovering new ways to improve the health and well-being of Australians.
Food security and safety
We work to protect and increase the efficiency of livestock and food production systems and to assure the safety, quality and sustainability of Australian foods.
Bioprospecting drives the search for foods with proven health benefits
Food Futures assays used to produce and identify new bioactives present in foods that have proven health benefits.
Current tests screen against risk-factors and biomarkers for coronary heart disease (cholesterol production and uptake, and blood pressure), colorectal cancer and inflammatory diseases. The challenge is identifying novel bioactives that may reduce the incidence of chronic disease.