What we do


Better health and wellbeing through impactful medical research


Lead the way to significant innovation in health – nationally and globally


Better health and wellbeing through impactful medical researchQIMR Berghofer’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, enables and advances our public health response through three main objectives:

  1. Discovery – Support ground-breaking research discoveries
  2. Sustainability – Promote a world-class, collaborative, and sustainable research environment
  3. Impact – Conduct impactful medical research

From humble beginnings in a ramshackle, run-down hut in Herston, Brisbane in 1945, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, now known as QIMR Berghofer, is renowned for its rich history of scientific discoveries. Click here to read more about our history.

At QIMR Berghofer, we seek to discover, diagnose and deliver better treatments for some of the world’s deadliest diseases. 

Every day, our team of 1000 scientists, support staff, and students lives out the Institute’s purpose to achieve better health and wellbeing through medical research. Translating discoveries from research bench to bedside and progressing research from hopeful theory to daily reality, we are saving lives.