Healthier kids, brighter futures

CMRI is an independent organisation committed to unlocking the mysteries of childhood disease.

About Us

About Us

CMRI was Australia’s first paediatric medical research facility and has helped save the lives of thousands of children.

Research

Research

We are world-leaders in the areas of cancer, embryology, neurobiology and gene therapy.

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Support Us

Together, we can make a difference in the fight against childhood diseases.

Science Education

Science Education

Fun science facts and activities for everyone.

  • Robin Holliday

    Robin Holliday

    Dr Robin Holliday passed away on 9 April 2014 at the age of 81. Robin was a very well-known scientist in the field of DNA repair and a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. He had been a colleague and friend of CMRI for many years.

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  • Commentary: New ALT research tool found

    Commentary: New ALT research tool found

    An almost universal feature of cancers is that their cells acquire the ability to proliferate without limit. CMRI Director Roger Reddel comments on the latest research that will help us find new ways to stop cancer growth.

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  • $2m for CMRI facility

    $2m for CMRI facility

    Premature aging in children as young as 5 years old, organ failure, and cancer can all be caused by rare genetic diseases that affect telomeres. Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is working to find new treatments for these children as well as new treatments for all types of cancer.

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  • $10m commitment to medical research

    $10m commitment to medical research

    Rudd announced a commitment of $10million towards CMRI’s stage 1 redevelopment, as well as money for other building projects in the area and much needed upgrades to Westmead Hospital, which hasn’t received federal money since 1978.

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