Mater Research Institute (MRI-UQ)

Mercy Partners, The University of Queensland

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Professor Mike McGuckin MRI-UQ

Mater Research Institute is a collaborative research alliance between Mater Research and the University of Queensland providing considerable strategic and operational benefits. Mater Research brings to the alliance significant clinical collaboration opportunities and The University of Queensland brings its expertise as a research, education and teaching university.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Developing and trialling new therapies
  • Biological analysis of solid and blood borne malignancies
  • Genetic analysis and pathophysiology of brain & nervous system disease
  • Develop preventative strategies and new treatments for chronic disease
  • Emergency, surgical and intensive care management for acute care

Facilities and major equipment

  • CRF PC2 Laboratories
  • Genomic Analysis Unit
  • Metabolic Analysis Unit
  • Respiratory Biobank
  • Micromanipulator - Single Cell Isolation

Number of research staff

100-200 research staff


Level 3, Aubigny Place, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane, 4101

Lead researchers

Achievements of the centre

  • Mater Researchers feature in ‘Ten of the best’ for their outstanding research in NHMRC both in 2015 and 2014
  • The Lancet publication based on the international study of stillbirth led by A.Prof Vicki Flenady
  • Dr Geof Faulkner awarded the 2016 Ruth Stephens Gani Medal, a prestigious Australian Academy of Science award

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Organisation type

  • University Research Centre
  • Research Hospital
  • Not-for-profit

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