Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MRCI)

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is the preeminent child health research institute in Australia, and is recognised globally for its child health discoveries.

Researchers at the Institute work side-by-side with doctors and nurses from our campus partners The Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne’s Department of Paediatrics.  This provides our researchers with much greater interaction with patients for research and gives us the ability to more quickly translate research discoveries into practical treatments for children.

Our team of 1500 researchers is focused on combating emerging conditions affecting child health like allergy, diabetes and obesity, as well as finding answers to unsolved problems like cancer and genetic conditions.

We bring together large multi-disciplinary teams to work on problems together. Our research priorities include:

  • Adolescents
  • Allergies & autoimmune conditions
  • Cancer
  • Brain & mind development
  • Genomics & personalised medicine
  • Healthcare innovation