Melanie Swan Fundraiser

October 2021 marked the fifth anniversary of the passing of Canberra mum, Melanie Swan, who lost her fight against metastatic breast cancer. Melanie was a passionate champion of cancer research, led by Professor Sudha Rao, who with her team from QIMR Berghofer’s Gene Regulation and Translational Medicine group are researching early intervention treatments for cancers before they metastasise, using a simple blood test.

We are incredibly grateful to Melanie’s family, friends and community who have raised over $6,000 to honour her legacy, and provide funding towards a clinical nurse for this vital blood sampling work. Thank you.

World Science Festival 2022

The World Science Festival is back in 2022! Now more than ever, the world is looking to medical science to answer questions about the survival of the human race. What new advances in medical technology can propel our health and longevity and how can we live well with science?

Forums, information sessions and street festivals will be visiting Brisbane, Townsville, Gladstone, Chinchilla, Ipswich and Toowoomba throughout the year.

For the full program of events and for bookings, visit: www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/

QIMR Berghofer is hosting an Apprentice Program on the 12 March, 2022. Apprentice sessions are small, hands-on workshops where scientists, technologists and innovators educate curious minds on the working and wonders of their chosen fields. This program is best suited to participants School Years 10 to 12. Bookings are now open.

Bridge to Brisbane 2021

The QIMR Berghofer fundraising community donned its running shoes and QIMR Berghofer T-shirts to take part in the 25th annual Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane event on 7 November. The QIMR Berghofer team was our largest ever with 99 participants including staff and our amazing community fundraisers who walked and ran side by side on a sunny spring morning to help raise funds for life-saving medical research.

The event was due to take place in August but was pushed back due to COVID-19. The postponement of the event meant our team had more time to train and raise extra funds!

We are pleased to say, through everyone’s combined effort, a total of over $23,000 was raised to support vital medical research. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event and got behind our team. You are making a difference.

We can’t wait to see you all again for Bridge to Brisbane 2022.