What we do


Better health 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 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, enables and advances our public health response through three main objectives:

  1. Discovery – We support ground-breaking research discoveries
  2. Sustainability – We will promote a world-class, collaborative, and sustainable research environment
  3. Impact – We will achieve 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 mission to achieve better health through medical research. Translating discoveries from bench to bedside and progressing research from hopeful theory to daily reality, we are saving lives.