The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMR Berghofer) (previously known as the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QIMR) is a medical research institute located in Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
QIMR was established in 1945 by an Act of the Government of Queensland. The original purpose of the Institute was to further the study of tropical diseases in North Queensland.
QIMR Berghofer aims to improve the health and well-being of all people by developing new methods of detection, better treatments and prevention strategies. This is achieved through fundamental research, drug development and clinical trials.
QIMR Berghofer has over 600 scientists, students and staff in three (3) research programs, five (5) departments and a support division. Because of its proximity to major teaching hospitals and The University of Queensland Medical School, the Institute is well placed for clinical applications of research, including bench to bedside research techniques. It is one of Australia’s only fully integrated biomedical research and development centres with GMP manufacturing facilities.