Established in 1945 by the Queensland Government, the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is a world leading translational medical research institute.

QIMR Berghofer is located in Brisbane, in the hospital precinct of Herston. Three buildings house over 700 scientists and staff.

Originally established to further the study of tropical diseases in North Queensland, QIMR Berghofer has broadened the scope of research to include the genetic and environmental influences of a range of diseases emcompassed by three main areas: cancer, infectious diseases and mental health/complex disorders.