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Together we can transform health and wellbeing. Join over 100,000 Victorians making this happen.

GenV is a research initiative designed to advance health and wellbeing in smarter and faster ways, designed to answer multiple questions such as preterm birth, mental illness, obesity, learning, allergies and more.

Join us in Australia’s largest study of children and parents and be a part of improving the quality of life for all children and parents.

Visit the GenV website

GenV is a research initiative designed to advance health and wellbeing in smarter and faster ways, designed to answer multiple questions such as preterm birth, mental illness, obesity, learning, allergies and more.

Join us in Australia’s largest...

GenV is a research initiative designed to advance health and wellbeing in smarter and faster ways, designed to answer multiple questions such as preterm birth, mental illness, obesity, learning, allergies and more.

Join us in Australia’s largest study of children and parents and be a part of improving the quality of life for all children and parents.

Visit the GenV website

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Why GenV is significant to research

GenV’s primary objective is to create large, parallel whole-of-state birth and parent cohorts for discovery and interventional research.

It will enable researchers to explore the issues affecting Victoria’s children and their families with greater speed and precision than we can today, allowing them to explore the critical links between environmental exposures, genome (genetics), physical characteristics and later outcomes across the life course.

GenV will generate translatable evidence — including novel approaches to prediction, prevention, treatments, and services — to improve future wellbeing and reduce the future disease burden of all children and the adults they become.

GenV’s focus areas

We aim to build a communal resource with and for researchers, practitioners, policy and service delivery people now and into the future.

Our six key focus areas are:

  1. Mental Health and wellbeing
  2. Obesity and diabetes
  3. Allergy, immunity and infection
  4. Development and learning
  5. Organ health
  6. Healthy environments

Visit our website for more information on the GenV framework, focus areas and how we are building GenV's impact through research.