MCRI research and expertise spans more than 150 common and rare diseases and conditions affecting children.

Our expansive research facilities, state-of-the-art technologies, and unique location with The Royal Children’s Hospital enable our breadth of world-leading research capability and international collaborations. It's why we are home to over 1,800 world-leading researchers and scientists.

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Research at Murdoch Children's Research Institute

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Research areas

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Strategic collaborations

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Technology and enablers

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Core facilities and services

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Researcher training and resources

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Centres of Research Excellence

Our centre's are bringing together leading researchers, clinicians and families from across Australia and the globe.

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MCRI Flagship research

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Aboriginal Health

Working with Aboriginal communities to promote health, wellbeing and equity for all.

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Saving lives, improving health and reducing the cost of allergy.

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Research to transform the treatment and lifelong care for childhood cancer.

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Creating the robust evidence we need to understand, treat and prevent COVID-19, and the impacts for kids.

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High risk infants

Improve long-term outcomes for high-risk infants.

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Reduce misuse of antibiotics and minimise drug resistance and side effects.

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Develop new therapies for kidney disease.

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Transform our treatment of autism, social impairment and intellectual disability.

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Rare disease

Improve detection, diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases.

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