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Associate Professor Kym Rae has recently joined Mater as the Principal Research Fellow for Indigenous Health at Mater Research.



Mater Research welcomes A/Prof Kym Rae to boost Indigenous research

Mater Researcher A/Prof Kristen Radford has been awarded a 2020 Fulbright Future Scholarship allowing her to progress her cancer research with...



Associate Professor Kristen Radford receives 2020 Fulbright scholarship

Professor Brian Gabrielli and team seek out the to answer a question—what is broken in melanomas that allows the damage to accumulate rather...



New light in melanoma research

Mater Hospital is leading the way in cutting-edge health and medical research at the Research Australia Awards.



Mater Shines at Research Australia Awards

Collaboration between clinical research institutes the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Mater Research and Translational Research...



Brisbane Based Breakthrough in Cancer Research

The Annual Mater Research Awards and Young Investigator Symposium has been held in Brisbane this week recognising the significant contribution...



Mater Research Awards and Young Investigator Symposium

Mater Researcher Dr Felicity Davis has been awarded one of two $50,000 Metcalf Prizes from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.



Dr Felicity Davis awarded Metcalf prize

A new spin-out from The University of Queensland will develop a novel therapy for the growing problem of obesity-related liver disease with...



MRI-UQ discoveries translated from the lab into a spin-out company with real-world application

Mater Research CEO Professor Maher Gandhi has been appointed to a new National Blood Cancer Taskforce to deliver Australia’s first National...



Mater Research CEO appointed to new National Blood Cancer Taskforce

Mater researcher Dr Vicki Clifton and Mater Centre for Neuroscience’s Dr Lisa Gillinder have been recognised for their achievements at the...



Mater researchers recognised at Women in Technology awards