Mater Research is a recognised leader in medical research. Our bench to bedside philosophy sees us working across Mater Health’s hospitals and health services, The University of Queensland, and the world-class Translational Research Institute (TRI). We are committed to working closely with Mater Health, Mater Education and our growing network of partners and collaborators to turn scientific discovery into the best possible treatment, care, and outcomes for patients and our broader community.

Mater Research Institute - The University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) is an alliance between Mater Research and UQ, providing strategic benefits to both partners. Mater Research brings to the alliance considerable clinical collaboration opportunities and UQ brings all its expertise as a research, education, and teaching institution. Mater Research employees, through an affiliation to MRI-UQ have access to world-class research infrastructure and systems.

We continue to make great strides in medical research, read about our recent successes in our latest Annual Report.

 

Our key focus areas are Cancer , Chronic and Integrated Care , Healthcare Delivery and Innovation , Mother and Baby , Neuroscience .

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