One person, one family, one community at a time, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) fights the illnesses affecting lives throughout the world. Our translational research model aligns over 1500 researchers, students and support staff from Hunter New England Health and the University of Newcastle, inspiring new discoveries to deliver a healthier future.

Throughout Newcastle and the Hunter region researchers, students and support staff are working across seven HMRI Research Programs to prevent, cure and treat a diverse range of serious illnesses by translating research findings made in the laboratory into real health treatments and preventative strategies. Internationally-recognised research outcomes are being achieved in asthma and airway diseases, cancer, diabetes, mental health, nutrition, pregnancy and reproduction, stroke and more. Collaborations are being conducted with institutes on all points of the globe.

HMRI provides vital funding and facilities to fuel research, but the heart and soul of the Institute are people – the researchers, the generous donors and supporters, the committed volunteers, and the patients who participate in trials and ultimately benefit from the research results.

Upcoming Events

Music and the Mind Symposium + Concerts
Music and the Mind Symposium + Concerts
March 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to March 4, 2018 - 4:30pm

Through music we can learn much about the mind. This symposium is dedicated to Music and the Mind and we’re proud to introduce some of the world leaders in this research field. They will present on recent developments in this interesting and rapidly developing area.

March 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:15pm

ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation are once again running a charity auction where HMRI can benefit from the ticket sales!

Latest News & Articles

Feb 23 2018

US drug company Merck has announced a $502 million acquisition of Viralytics, a virotherapy firm supported by HMRI and the University of Newcastle.

Feb 16 2018

The Hunter Children’s Research Foundation has awarded its first Early-Career Research Fellowship for better nutrition and better breathing.

Feb 16 2018

Concussion researcher Dr Andrew Gardner will play a key role in new state-wide guidelines for contact sports.

Feb 12 2018

The world’s first virtual biobank platform to host 3D copies of human cancer tissues has been developed at the HMRI Building.