Welcome to the Melbourne Brain Centre, home to Australia's largest brain research collaboration. Exceptional science happens in this spectacular new facility.
We are the largest brain research group in the Southern Hemisphere. With more than 500 research and support staff on two campuses, our scientists are searching for cures to the complex, debilitating and sometimes life threatening brain disorders that affect three million Australians.
Through the creation of interdisciplinary research opportunities and access to world-leading technologies and applications, the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute aims to maximise the translation of neuroscience research into clinical outcomes for University of Melbourne researchers and industry partners. Our group supports, engages and facilitates high quality projects, with an emphasis on value-adding through co-ordination of effort and collaboration, and to showcase the University’s prowess in basic and clinical research in the neurosciences and related disciplines. The institute enhances interdisciplinarity in neuroscience through stewardship of cross-faculty activities which involve collaboration with researchers from areas such as Medicine, Mental Health, Engineering, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Ophthalmology, Law, Economics, and Social Sciences.
The Melbourne Brain Centre at The Royal Melbourne Hospital promotes and conducts internationally competitive translational neuroscience research.
Research at the Centre is focused on the prevention, early diagnosis and early disease indicators/biomarkers, and treatment of brain disorders including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders, psychiatric disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, neurodegenerative disorders, and brain tumours.