We need your help to save lives
Today, it would be unthinkable to be without the modern medical treatments that have been made available through the application and brilliance of dedicated scientists in years gone by. Our passion, commitment and energy is what makes us one of Australia’s largest and most successful medical research institutes. QIMR Berghofer can be credited for 70 years of work at the forefront of Australia’s effort to prevent, detect and treat disease. Through our accomplishments, QIMR Berghofer has become a symbol of hope, not just for Queenslanders, but for people everywhere.
Every day at QIMR Berghofer we have 600 scientists and support staff undertaking research in more than 50 specialised laboratories. We have exceptional people with world-class skills and dedication, but they can’t do it without the backing of their community.
Every dollar counts
The challenge of our work is not only the science – it’s also the funding. Research grants are critical for our researchers, but the reality is that they only cover a part of the cost.
We rely on you to help us bridge the research funding gap. Your generosity helps us take our laboratory discoveries through to clinical practice where they can then change lives. There are so many ways you can help us.
We are committed to research that makes a difference
- 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. At QIMR Berghofer, half of our laboratories are devoted to researching cancer.
- Infectious diseases continue to cause terrible illness, and millions of adults and children die globally each year. QIMR Berghofer researches numerous infectious diseases and our work in malaria, Ross River virus and dengue fever has been recognised by the World Health Organization.
- Dementia is a growing concern for many families today. QIMR Berghofer’s mental health program is pioneering a revolutionary new approach to mental health research.
- Around half of all Australians have a chronic disease, and 1 in 5 Australians are affected by multiple chronic diseases. QIMR Berghofer conducts leading research into conditions such as asthma, diabetes, endometriosis, haemochromatosis and cystic fibrosis.