Centre for Population Genomics

Generation Victoria (GenV)

(PI: Professor Melissa Wake, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)

GenV is Australia’s largest child and parent research project. Every Victorian family with a child born October 2021 to October 2023 can join (see here). It aims to advance health and wellbeing in smarter and faster ways, in areas like preterm birth, mental illness, obesity, learning and allergies. GenV’s size and diversity can help show how environment and genome (genetics) shape a person’s characteristics and outcomes. This will improve how we treat, predict and prevent many problems, and help policymakers make good decisions to support all families. GenV hopes to study child and adult health and well-being over many years. The CPG is collaborating with GenV by leading their Human Genetics Working Group.