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Welcome from our Director and CEO

As Director and CEO at QIMR Berghofer, and a researcher myself, I invite you to share in our vision to make a better, healthier world – and visiting our new website is a great place to start.

From its humble beginnings in 1945, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, now known as QIMR Berghofer, is one of Australia’s most successful medical research institutes conducting formidable, high-quality research for a better future of health.

Every day, our team of 1000 scientists, staff and students work in over 65 labs developing new diagnostics, better treatments and more effective strategies to prevent diseases that may impact your life, your loved ones and friends.

We are delighted to share our new website that showcases the depth and breadth of our research.

Visit our Research programs to find out more about our dedicated researchers and the diseases they study:

We’ve created a News and Resources hub so you can easily access latest news, research findings, events and publications and keep you up-to-date with breakthroughs in prevention, treatments and potential cures.

I would also encourage you to find out what student research projects and career opportunities await you at QIMR Berghofer and how you can participate in our research.

Much of our ground-breaking research would not be possible without our generous supporters and great benefactor,  Mr Clive Berghofer. Every donation, irrespective of size, makes a difference to the future health of Australians and people around the world. Please take some time to find out how you can support us to keep delivering life-changing research to those who need it most.

Whatever your reason for looking us up, we hope you will return to our site often as we continue to build a healthier and brighter future for all.

Professor Fabienne Mackay

Director and CEO
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

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