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 , Health Services Research , Mothers', babies and women's health , Neurosciences and cognitive health .

Mater update
Read the latest information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest News

Congratulations to this year’s Women in Technology awards winners.

13

Oct

Celebrating an evening of success

Mater Research is proud to sponsor the ‘Employer of Choice Small/Medium Business’ category, as part of the 23rd Annual Women in Technology...

06

Oct

Supporting the next generation of Women in Technology

A collaboration between the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland and Mater Research has seen the first ever recording of...

02

Oct

Australian first recording of a human neuron

Launched in early September, the taskforce has begun to help raise awareness for Australian living with blood cancers to get the help they need.

01

Oct

The National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer

The University of Queensland’s School of Psychology awarded the winner of this year’s Tutor Excellence Award.

30

Sep

Recognised for Excellence

Forty-four outstanding women from across Queensland have been announced as finalists in the 2020 annual Women in Technology (WiT) Awards...

28

Sep

WiT Award Finalists Announced

Selwin Samuel is a current PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) student and works in the Stem Cell Biology lab. Read about his why and ultimate goal in...

21

Sep

What’s it like to be a PhD student at Mater Research

Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. And between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of people with diabetes will develop kidney disease...

18

Sep

Earlier focus on diabetes may yields results

The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA), Translation Research Centres have formed the Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact...

08

Sep

Researcher represents Queensland for Women’s Health

Dr Mitchell Sullivan's 2020 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship helps his research into diabetic kidney disease.

04

Sep

How to protect the kidneys from COVID-19