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 .

Medicinal cannabinoids trial for symptom relief
A Queensland trial will evaluate the benefits of medicinal cannabis for symptom relief in cancer patients receiving palliative care. The clinical trial is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund.
Mater Research Student Information Evening
Mater Research invites undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in a Biomedical or Medical Science degree to our free Student Information Evening on Thursday 22 February, 5-7pm at the Translational Research Institute in Woolloongabba. Places are limited. Register today!
Mater researchers awarded grants through CCQ
Mater Research is proud to announce that Professor Brian Gabrielli and Professor Jean-Pierre Levesque have been awarded research grants through Cancer Council Queensland.
Latest News

Mater Researchers are investigating the diagnosis process for sepsis in children, a major disease that can lead to severe illness and death in the most severe cases.

15

Feb

Improving sepsis diagnosis in children

Congratulations to Dr Gregor Kijanka and Dr Magid Fahim who are the recipients of this year’s TRI Development Awards.

02

Feb

Winners announced for TRI development awards

A Queensland trial will evaluate the benefits of medicinal cannabis for symptom relief in cancer patients receiving palliative care.

31

Jan

Medicinal cannabinoids trial for symptom relief

Associate Professor Allison Pettit has recently been appointed to the position of Director of Biomedical Research at Mater Research.

31

Jan

New Director of Biomedical Research

Mater Research is proud to announce that Professor Brian Gabrielli and Professor Jean-Pierre Levesque have been awarded research grants through Cancer Council Queensland.

15

Jan

Mater researchers awarded grants through CCQ

Mater Research Group Leader and Mater Foundation Senior Research Fellow Dr Samudragupta Bora's research student, Theresa Chin, has graduated from UQ's Honours program with outstanding results.

22

Dec

Mater Student’s Superb Success

Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) has been awarded more than $10 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

07

Dec

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. 

06

Dec

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”.

04

Dec

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.

14

Nov

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