Researching the world's most devastating diseases
We need your help to save lives.
Today, it would be unthinkable to be without the modern medical treatments that have been made available through the application and brilliance of dedicated scientists in years gone by.
Our passion, commitment and energy is what makes us one of Australia’s largest and most successful medical research institutes. QIMR can be credited for more than half a century of work at the forefront of Australia's effort to prevent, detect and treat disease. Through our accomplishments, QIMR has become a symbol of hope, not just for Queenslanders, but all people, everywhere.
Every day at QIMR we have over 700 scientists and support staff undertaking research in more than 50 specialised laboratories. We have exceptional people with worldclass skills and dedication, but they can't do it without the backing of their community.
Every dollar counts...
For every one dollar we receive from research funding grants, we need another 65 cents to make the research happen.
Your generosity helps us take our laboratory discoveries through to clinical practice where they can then change lives.
Did you know, over 1,000 glass beakers and 100 glass cylinders need to be purchased every year. It costs QIMR over $4,000 to maintain these laboratory consumables. We also need to replenish at least 160 lab coats that can cost around $5,500. And items like scientific gloves – a compulsory item for our scientists costs $8,000 for one month’s supply.
We are committed to research that makes a difference...
- 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. At QIMR, half of our laboratories are devoted to researching cancer.
- Infectious diseases continue to cause terrible illness, and millions of adults and children die globally each year. QIMR researches numerous infectious diseases and our work in Ross River virus and dengue fever has been recognised by the World Health Organisation.
- Alzheimer’s disease is a growing concern for many families today. QIMR's mental health division is pioneering a revolutionary new approach to mental health research.
Join us today!
When you join Team QIMR you will be helping us to continue our life-saving work and achieve better health for our future generations. The medical treatment that we all receive today is only possible thanks to the dedication of past research teams and the people who supported them.