In 1982, our esteemed founder, Emeritus Professor Byron Kakulas AO, formed what is now known as the Perron Institute. As the longest established medical research institute in Western Australia, we are excited to be celebrating our 40th birthday this year.

In the past four decades, the Perron Institute has developed a successful track record for delivering life-changing treatments for the benefit of the community, and we are committed for decades to come. 

Our talented team at the Perron Institute strives to provide a better quality of life for people living with neurological conditions, but this work requires significant and ongoing investment. 

From our early days with Professor Kakulas and his trail blazing muscle regenerating research for the Rottnest Island quokka, to the more recent development of world first Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapies, we have been focused on finding solutions for some of the most complex neurological problems. 

This continues with the work of our specialist teams, including bright young PhD students contributing to the knowledge and innovative thinking required to deliver hope for people living with neurological diseases, which currently have little or no treatments or cures. Your generosity and support so far has helped to ensure we can continue with our important and ground-breaking bench-to-bedside work in brain research and scientific development for community benefit.  

The Perron Institute conducts more than 20 treatments clinics and up to 20 clinical trials, all managed by leading neurologists and researchers.  

Neurodegenerative disorders are devastating to those affected, their loved ones and carers. They are also costly to the community. In the neurological field, our cutting-edge scientists are leading the way in translating science into effective treatments. Your support will help us continue to make a positive difference in the lives of people around the world who are diagnosed with and affected by neurological disorders. 

In our 40th year, we hope you will help us continue to sustain our world-leading brain research. To support us, please donate here 

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we have a range of exciting events planned, circumstances allowing. Keep an eye on our newly refreshed website and socials for events and exciting developments as we ‘focus on 40’ this year. To sign up for our monthly newsletters, visit our website contact page and scroll down to ‘Subscribe’. 

We’re seeking anecdotes, stories and photos which we can use throughout the year. If you have any you wish to share, or you are in contact with ex-colleagues or anyone previously connected to the Institute you think might or could also be interested in receiving updates or attending events – please email us at: .