UNSW Microbiome Research Centre (MRC) is nestled within the grounds of a major health care campus in southern Sydney, the St George and Sutherland Hospitals, it was founded in 2017 by Prof Emad El-Omar, Professor of Medicine at UNSW Sydney. Development of the MRC was boosted tremendously by the efforts of the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation, which in 2017 was awarded a $4M grant from the Australian Federal Government and in 2018 an additional $1.5M by the NSW Government and $1M from the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District exclusively to support the setting up of the MRC.
Collaborative multidisciplinary microbiome research
The MRC is imbued with a collaborative multidiscipline ethos connecting national and international researchers, clinicians, bioinformaticians, innovators and entrepreneurs primarily through the partnership between St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation, UNSW Sydney, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. It offers unrivalled opportunities for training for the next generation of researchers in medicine and allied health specialties. It is here that basic science discovery drives better patient care and champions a healthy microbiome for a healthy life. To find out more about our areas of interest, visit our research page.
The MRC epicentre and laboratories are based at the St George and Sutherland Hospital Campuses which are major teaching hospitals of UNSW.