Researcher observing at the MRC

Our research

Unlocking the translational potential of the microbiome

Areas of interest

The MRC is a comprehensive world-class microbiome-focused research centre committed to tackling diseases that affect the Australian population. Our researchers integrate basic science, translational medicine and harness powerful multi-omic approaches such as genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and microbiomics as well as bioinformatics to answer pertinent questions on the microbiome. We aim to build on our strengths and take advantage of emerging opportunities to expand our repertoire of microbiome related research. We are immensely proud to have strong core research in the following five themes:

  • Gastric
  • Head and Neck
  • Colorectal
  • Liver
  • Breast
  • Pancreatic
  • Lung
  • Pregnancy
  • Infancy
  • Preeclampsia
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Thrombosis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Autism
  • Sepsis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Schizophrenia

Our collaborators

The MRC is collaborating with several local, national and international institutions.

  • The University of Newcastle
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Western Sydney University 
  • The University of Sydney
  • Centenary Institute
  • Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • NeuRa
  • St Vincent’s Hospital
  • Royal Prince Alfreds Hospital
  • Liverpool Hospital
  • Westmead Hospital
  • Concord Hospital
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Wollongong Hospital
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital
  • Blacktown Hospital
  • Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Monash University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Adelaide
  • University of Canberra
  • Australian National University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital Medical School
  • Fourth Military Medical University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • National Taiwan University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Jichi Medical University
  • The University of Aberdeen
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Glasgow
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Cambridge
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Aalborg University

Our affiliates