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 .

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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the research done by Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and Honours students.

09

Jul

Congratulations to 3MT competition winners

COVID-19 and diabetes research needs your participation.

08

Jul

Your chance to help improve COVID-19 outcomes

Mater researchers, in partnership with The University of Queensland, have achieved publication in the highly-ranked journal ‘Clinical and...

07

Jul

Mater Researchers make early breakthrough with cancer vaccines

Grant success allows research to progress to clinical trails for post chemotherapy gynaecological cancer patients.

23

Jun

Post Treatment Recovery Research gets a lift from Grant Success

Researchers from Mater Research and The University of Queensland have been given the green light to look into methods of increasing healthy...

17

Jun

Researchers win big to investigate social frailty

A Queensland-first trial that will assess the impacts of COVID-19 on expectant parents and their unborn babies, at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals...

11

Jun

Mater investigates impacts of COVID-19 on Queensland babies, supported by Golden Casket

Mater researcher Professor Vicki Clifton and her team want to know how parent’s lifestyle choices impact their children.

03

Jun

Journey to discovering support for healthy families in Queensland

A new era of ovarian cancer research has begun, with Queensland studies receiving a record-breaking four out of eight grants.

01

Jun

Multi-grant success for ovarian cancer research

Dr Lucy Burr has expansive knowledge of respiratory illness which is helping the taskforce build living guidelines for the treatment of COVID-19.

26

May

Mater part of national pandemic response taskforce

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and give thanks to those who help to support various initiatives by donating their valuable...

22

May

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