MCRI is dedicated to making discoveries that prevent and treat childhood conditions. The Institute is based at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
MCRI has a team of over 1200 talented researchers who improve the lives of millions of children each year. They research health conditions including diabetes, asthma, allergies, premature birth and mental health problems, as well as conditions including cancer and genetic disorders that remain unsolved. They study the health of communities to understand what factors are influencing child health at the population level and research common infections and immune conditions both locally and globally.
The purpose at MCRI is that they want all children to have the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilled life. They believe that for every question there’s an answer and for every childhood illness there must be a way to prevent or cure it.
MCRI researchers work across five key areas: Infection and Immunity, Cell biology, Clinical sciences, Genetics, and Population Health.