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 .

Mater Researchers awarded $2.86 million in NHMRC funding
Professor Sue Kildea, Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Jean-Pierre Levesque and Dr Sumaira Hasnain have been awarded vital funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to allow them to further develop and translate their medical research into tangible and significant patient outcomes.
2017 Mater Research Excellence in Research Awards
At an event held on 25 October, Mater Research’s CEO Professor John Prins and Deputy Director of Research Professor Michael McGuckin joined with Mater Group CEO Dr Shane Kelly, Sister Michaeleen Ahern, Sister Madonna Josey, Mater Foundation staff, donors and Mater Research supporters to honour recipients who have made significant contributions to Mater Research.
Mater Research recognised at Women in Technology Awards
Mater Research was awarded the Employer of Choice Small Business Award at the recent Women in Technology (WiT) Awards ceremony. The Employer of Choice Small Business Award was presented to Mater Research for clearly recognising the challenges that women face in climbing the academic ladder and proactively undertaking a number of key strategies to support women’s equal opportunity and advancement.
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Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) has been awarded more than $10 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.



NHMRC grants round announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Early Career Researcher (ECR) seeding grants, Dr Linda Gallo, in the biomedical category, and Dr Mary Ghazawy, in the clinical category. 



Early career researcher seeding grants announced

Forty two babies are stillborn in Australia every week, and 60 per cent of them are recorded as “unexplained”.



Stillbirth is not just stillbirth: more information is needed

As part of World Diabetes Day, an Australian Diabetes Society’s (ADS) research grant recipient discusses her work in diabetes and pregnancy.



World Diabetes Day - Research uncovering link between gut health and pregnancy outcomes

Researchers from Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) have been awarded $2.86 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.



NHMRC grants awarded

Held on Wednesday 25 October, the 2017 Mater Research Awards for Excellence acknowledged and celebrated outstanding contributions by individuals to Mater Research, Mater Health, and the community.



Mater Research 2017 Awards for Research Excellence

The Betty McGrath Fellowship enables practising Mater clinicians or other health professionals to increase their research activity by providing salary support to back-fill their positions.



Betty McGrath Fellowship recipient’s announced for 2017

Researchers join forces to develop new diagnostic and treatment tools for doctors working with patients who have debilitating, drug-resistant epilepsy.



Partnership behind new hope for Queenslanders with drug-resistant epilepsy

Mater Researcher Genevieve Whybird volunteers as a mental health support worker in Sri Lanka



Volunteering to provide mental health support in Sri Lanka

A landmark Queensland study will investigate whether genetics hold the key to faster diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.



Queensland researchers to investigate using genetic markers to diagnose sepsis in children sooner