About the Institute

Quality scientists. Quality research.

The Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) is at the forefront of biomedical research. Under the leadership of world-renowned cancer researcher, Professor Bryan Williams, MIMR has over 300 staff and students and is home to a wealth of talent, experience and resources.

MIMR scientists have made discoveries in the many key research areas including cancer, stem cells, infection and immunity, as well as men’s, women’s and newborn health. Important research findings include: the discovery of specific molecules that drive metastasis in invasive bladder cancer; the creation of induced pluripotent stem cells, derived from adult cells; the control of cytokine signalling pathways involved in inflammatory diseases and cancers; the identification of genes involved in male infertility; the isolation of adult stem cells in the endometrium; and mechanisms involved in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Being located at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP), collaboration also plays a large part in MIMR’s innovative research. Our partners on this site include Monash University Departments, Monash Health and Prince Henry's Institute. Together, we integrate basic discovery and clinical research to translate into improvements in health through new therapeutics, diagnostics and understanding of health and disease. The construction of the new MHTP Translational Research Facility is underway and this new building will provide an exceptional opportunity for the translation of basic laboratory discoveries to clinical practice and to inform new approaches to basic discovery research through interaction with clinicians.

It’s an exciting time to be working in biomedical research. Our position on the world biomedical stage will continue to strengthen as we harness our potential and develop our alliances with the global research community, the government, business and the private sector.