Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Welcome to HMRI

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is a translational research institute based in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.

Since 1998, its pioneering partnership with the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Local Health District has delivered key translational health and medical research and technology closely aligned to community health needs.

Throughout Newcastle and the Hunter, more than 1200 clinical and biomedical researchers and support staff are employed across seven HMRI Research Programs, striving to prevent, cure and treat a diverse range of serious illnesses by translating research findings made in the laboratory and through advanced imaging techniques, into real health treatments and preventative strategies for the community.

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.

HMRI – Leading research for life changing results.


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  • Upcoming Fundraising Events

    1. PULSE Beer Appreciation Night

      July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      The Grain Store Newcastle
    2. PULSE Amazing Race Around Newcastle

      August 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
      Nesca Park The Hill
    3. HTRF Glow Walk

      September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Nobby's Beach Surf Club Newcastle East
  • Research Seminars & Events

    1. World Cup Final Breakfast

      July 14 @ 5:00 am - 7:30 am
    2. Mark Morrison – Metagenomic analyses of the gut microbiota: The “x-factor” in Genotype x Environment x Lifestyle interactions of IBD

      July 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
      HMRI, Caves Lecture Theatre New Lambton Heights
    3. Satellite Meeting on Multidisciplinary and Translational Advances in Cognitive Control

      July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm
      HMRI, Caves Lecture Theatre New Lambton Heights