Special guest, former Australian of the Year and Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty attended the event and extended his congratulations to the Institute.
“Congratulations to everyone who has been involved in, and supported, this great enterprise,” Professor Doherty said.
Other dignitaries joined the celebrations, including NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, the Hon Brad Hazzard MP; and Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Andrew Wilson, who both extended messages of support and congratulations.
Executive director of the Westmead Institute, Professor Tony Cunningham said the evening was a celebration of the Institute’s proud history and achievements.
“Over the past 21 years our researchers have made significant breakthroughs in some of the biggest health issues facing our society, including breast and ovarian cancer, melanoma, leukaemia, diabetes, HIV, multiple sclerosis, kidney and liver diseases.” Professor Cunningham said.
“Together, we will show that the Westmead Institute can thrive for the next twenty, fifty and one hundred years.”