Mater Research is a recognised leader in medical research. Our bench to bedside philosophy sees us working across Mater Health’s hospitals and health services, The University of Queensland, and the world-class Translational Research Institute (TRI). We are committed to working closely with Mater Health, Mater Education and our growing network of partners and collaborators to turn scientific discovery into the best possible treatment, care, and outcomes for patients and our broader community. 

Our key focus areas are Cancer biology and care , Chronic disease biology and care , Implementing evidence to improve health , Mothers', babies and women's health , Neurosciences and cognitive health , Optimising acute care .

Transition to Ethics Review Manager System - Important information for for researchers and clinicians undertaking research at Mater
The new Ethics Review Manager (ERM) system will replace Online Forms for applications to Mater Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) as well as incorporate SSA submissions to Mater Research Governance.
The roll-out will occur in two stages for Mater researchers:
Stage 1 (July 2018): transition of Research Ethics applications from Online Forms to ERM
Stage 2 (August 2018): transition of Research Governance applications to ERM
Mater Researcher receives Equity Trustees Cancer Award
Dr Felicity Davis has been named the inaugural recipient of the Equity Trustees Cancer Award as part of the Equity Trustees Medical Health Partnership Program.
180K to support women changing our world
Two female researchers in Queensland have been awarded strategic grants as a step forward in closing the research and academic gender gap. The winners of Mater Research Strategic Grants for Outstanding Women were awarded on International Women’s Day to Associate Professor Katharina Ronacher and Professor Josephine Forbes, both Group Leaders at the Mater Research Institute – University of Queensland.
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Prof Peter Nestor was recently appointed Conjoint Professor of Neuroscience between The University of Queensland and Mater and has started his...

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Jul

Conjoint Professor of Neuroscience establishes memory clinic at Mater

From July 2018 the new Ethics Review Manager (ERM) system will replace Online Forms for applications to the Mater HREC and SSA submissions to...

09

Jul

Ethics Review Manager System roll out - Important information for researchers

A group of Mater researchers have discovered a key part to the bone marrow regeneration process which has the potential to improve outcomes...

09

Jul

New Mater research could improve bone marrow transplants

Mater Research in collaboration with Mater Health, Mater Pathology, the Feel Teal initiative and MOCRC are making strides towards a better...

09

Jul

MOCRC and Feel Teal are helping to better understand ovarian cancer

Mater Research’s Professor Josephine Forbes has recently published a review in Nature Reviews Nephrology investigating mitochondrial...

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Jul

Investigating diabetic kidney disease

Professor Geoff Faulkner and his lab recently published a paper in Genome Research that furthers the understanding of the role of jumping...

04

Jul

Mater researchers further understanding of jumping genes in liver cancer

Results from the Ridstress trial show there is close to a 50 per cent reduction in women requiring an emergency caesarean or a forceps...

04

Jul

Australian first trial using Viagra® in pregnancy supported by Golden Casket donation

Newly appointed Director of Operations at Mater Research Aimee Catalan has recently accepted the title of Adjunct Associate Professor at MRI–UQ.

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Jul

Mater Research Director Operations receives Adjunct Associate Professorship

The AAMRI Research Impact Working Group, which includes Mater Research, recently secured funding from the Ian Potter Foundation to develop a...

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Jun

Mater Research secures Ian Potter Foundation grant as part of AAMRI Research Impact Working Group

Postgraduate research students at Mater recently presented their research projects at the Mater Research Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

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Jun

Mater Research Postgraduate students excel at Three Minute Thesis competition