About Luminesce Alliance Enabling Platforms Program and call for Expressions of Interest

Project Overview

Luminesce Alliance has successfully delivered a blueprint for precision medicine for New South Wales and we are now integrating precision medicine into the health system through our Enabling Platforms Program 2023 – 2027.

Luminesce Alliance Enabling Platform Pipeline

Enabling Platforms are functional specialisations that cross disease areas and organisations. They help us support research across our member organisations. Leading clinicians and researchers are focusing on improving the understanding and application of paediatric precision medicine across five enabling platforms they are:

  • Functional GenomicsFunctional genomics is the study of how genes and the DNA between genes contribute to different biological processes and cause disease.  
  • DataWe translate rich and complex data into new treatments, new prevention strategies and clinical impact. 
  • Precision therapyWe provide a pipeline platform that bridges the gap between scientific discovery and the development for new drugs for patients. 
  • PsychosocialWe use psychosocial research to reduce health inequities and ensure the needs of all patients, their siblings and their families are met.  
  • Health systems implementation & economicsWe provide evidence for implementing new research into the health system and proving its economic value.  

Call for Expressions of Interest

Luminesce Alliance is seeking EOIs from eligible paediatric precision medicine researchers and clinicians interested in accessing the following Enabling Platforms.

  • Functional Genomics Enabling Platform – access new research capacity across stem cell medicine and vectorology. Read more
  • Psychosocial Enabling Platform – access resources including consumer groups, clinical psychology advice and the inclusion of priority populations. Read more
  • Precision Therapy Enabling Platform- access the resources of the THINK Advanced Therapeutics Pipeline Program to identify new therapeutics. Read more

About Luminesce Alliance

Luminesce Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative joint venture between the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, the Children’s Medical Research Institute, the Children’s Cancer Institute, the University of Sydney, and the University of New South Wales Sydney. It has been established with the support of the NSW Government to coordinate and integrate paediatric research.

Luminesce Alliance accelerates the discovery of new cures and their translation into the health system, to ultimately deliver better outcomes sooner for children with cancer, rare diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders

The four-year Paediatric Precision Medicine Program 2019 – 2023 highlights include turning $24M into $294M in leveraged funds, establishing 140+ STEM jobs, facilitating 20+ clinical trials, collaborating with 450+ national and international organisations, and contributing to 150+ peer-reviewed articles and 195 presentations globally. Read more.