Our world-renowned biomedical researchers and clinicians use new approaches and research technologies to improve health and wellbeing.

Our research is organised into the themes of Brain and Mental Health, Cancer, Infection and Immunity, and Mothers, Babies and Lifelong Health.

Research themes


Up to one billion people worldwide suffer from some type of brain disorder - depriving them of a happy, fulfilling life.
Cancer has become a major health problem in our global community and it's expected that 50% of Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
Our immune system protects us from many infections. However, some infections have developed strategies to evade our immune defences.
Improving health outcomes for disorders of pregnancy, fetal growth restriction, stillbirth and brain injury.