Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MRCI)


MCRI was established in 1986 – it is the foremost child health research institute in Australia and one of the top five worldwide.

Its team of more than 1,500 researchers is dedicated to both prevention and treatment of childhood conditions, including diabetes, allergies, asthma, premature birth and mental health problems (which are on the rise) and conditions including cancer and genetic disorders that remain unsolved.

MCRI studies the health of communities to understand what factors influence child health at the population level and finds solutions to common infections and immune conditions both locally and globally.

MCRI also plays a lead role nationally and internationally in genomic and stem cell medicine – providing access to the latest genetic sequencing technology and developing novel approaches to study the mechanisms of disease development and the development of targeted therapies.

For more information, visit the MCRI website here