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.

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 .

Latest News

Queensland researchers have discovered that a mutation allows some E. coli bacteria to cause severe disease in people while other bacteria are...

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Feb

Revealing what makes bacteria life-threatening

Pregnant women trying to stay healthy for their babies are relying too heavily on multivitamins instead of good food in their second...

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Feb

Research finds overuse of multivitamins in pregnancy

In a world where only 33.3 per cent of researchers are women, Mater Research is breaking barriers with 60 per cent of research groups led by...

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Feb

Mater Researchers smash science’s glass ceiling 

Three doctors—two obstetricians and one medical officer—at the Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Mater Mothers’ Hospital have...

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Jan

Improving outcomes for vulnerable infants through education and research 

A joint Mater Research and Mater Mothers’ Hospital has redesigned the Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM).

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Jan

Digital pregnancy care model motivates women to eat well 

Associate Professor Kym Rae and her research team are determined to improve healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Dec

Giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families a voice through research

Mater researchers undertaking the largest-ever genetic association study of osteoporosis say the project may reveal new therapeutic...

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Dec

Genetic study aims to unlock new osteoporosis treatments

Mater Researchers are continuing to ensure that the next generation of Queenslanders will have the best start in life thanks to a $200,000...

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Nov

Finding healthcare gaps to lay future foundations

Mater Researcher Professor John Hooper will share in $1.8 million of funding from PanKind, the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, to...

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Nov

Mater Researcher shares in $1.8 million to fight one of Australia’s deadliest cancers

Mater Researchers were celebrated last week at the 2023 Mater Research Showcase, an annual event where we come together and reflect on the...

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Nov

Showcasing our year of achievements at Mater Research