As a global bioscience medical research leader, Hudson Institute’s sole focus is on powering breakthrough scientific discoveries into improved health care that will transform lives.
We strive to improve human health through groundbreaking, collaborative, medical research discoveries and the translation of these to real world impact. Our scientists research five areas of medical need Inflammation, Cancer, Reproductive health, Newborn health, and Hormones and health.
Equity & Diversity and Culture & Engagement
Our scientists and students come from all corners of the globe to advance medical science in their various fields.
Together, they represent 29 countries and speak 27 languages. Having a rich diversity of knowledge and experience is the lifeblood of scientific discovery.
We foster an inclusive and positive culture for all staff regardless of age, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or spiritual belief.
During the year, the Equity & Diversity and Culture & Engagement Committees organise a broad range of events to celebrate and share our rich diversity.
Who are we?
Hudson Institute’s reputation as a centre for research excellence draws leading scientists, clinicians and graduate students from around the world in pursuit of one mission – to collaborate to improve human health globally.
Our 457 scientists and students ask questions that push the boundaries of human knowledge to solve complex problems about human disease.
Clinical experience based on patient need informs our research enquiry, and our close ties with medical staff and industry support the translation of our discoveries into new preventative approaches, therapies and devices for patients.
At a glance | 281 Staff | 176 Students | 42 Research Groups | 250 Research publications
Our tradition is steeped in clinical collaboration. For more than half a century Hudson Institute scientists’ have worked alongside clinicians in Melbourne hospitals – patient need provides the basis for our research, and our discoveries are rapidly implemented for patient benefit.
Two of Australia’s most trusted names in medical research, Monash Institute of Medical Research and Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research, merged in 2014 to form Hudson Institute of Medical Research.
Our Institute is named after Professor Bryan Hudson AO, the Founding Director of Prince Henry’s Institute and Inaugural Chair of the Department of Medicine at Monash University.
Integrity and passion underpin our pursuit of scientific knowledge of the highest quality, whilst nurturing and inspiring the next generation of scientists.
We inspire and enable word class researchers at the frontiers of science and medicine to find new and transformative solutions to our greatest health challenges.
Our collaborative research environment allows scientists to leverage partnerships for true knowledge gain and patient impact.
We care deeply about improving the health and wellbeing of our community and we are committed to rewarding their investment in science.
Unrestricted by bureaucracy, our scientists pursue excellence in their chosen fields to answer the most pressing problems for patients.
Under the expert guidance of Director and CEO Professor Elizabeth Hartland, a national and international leader in the field of microbiology and immunology, Hudson Institute’s organisational structure is designed to speed progress.
Professor Hartland has held a Royal Society/NHMRC Howard Florey Fellowship in the Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College London and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions at Monash University, Australia. She was an inaugural Australian Research Council Future Fellowship at the University of Melbourne and subsequently held the positions of Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne and Deputy Director of the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. In 2017, she become Director and CEO of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Head of the Department of Molecular and Translational Science at Monash University.
Melbourne’s biomedical capabilities are among the world’s best and are unparalleled in Australia. We are home to an exceptional network of skilled workers, quality education providers, leading research institutes and a sophisticated health system.
Hudson Institute is located within a major scientific research and medical innovation hub in Melbourne’s south-eastern corridor. Our Precinct is a burgeoning hub for biomedical research translation transforming health care. With our precinct partners, Monash Health, Monash Children’s Hospital and Monash University we deliver outstanding healthcare, education and leading research.
Our Translational Research Facility (TRF) accelerates our scientists discoveries by bringing together leading scientists and clinicians supported by state-of-the-art laboratories, world leading technology platforms and a clinical trials centre. A link bridge connects the TRF to the Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children’s Hospital, providing a crucial connection between patients and new potential therapies.
Our Translation Research Facility
Our Translational Research Facility (TRF) accelerates our scientists discoveries by bringing together leading scientists and clinicians supported by state-of-the-art laboratories, world leading technology platforms and a clinical trials centre.
A link bridge connects the TRF to the Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children’s Hospital, providing a crucial connection between patients and new potential therapies. The eight bed, 21 chair clinical trials centre supports the transition of discoveries from initial Phase I testing through to Phase IV primary health trials.
National Centre for Inflammation Research
Did you know more than half of all deaths worldwide are also caused by conditions linked to inflammation?
That’s why we’re proposing to establish a world-leading National Centre for Inflammation Research (NCIR) at Hudson Institute. Hudson Institute houses Australia’s largest group of inflammation researchers – including many directly involved in the Institute’s contribution to the global COVID-19 pandemic response – who will be accommodated in the new Centre.
The state-of-the-art Centre will enhance Victoria’s capability and capacity to respond rapidly to current and future health challenges, including pandemics such as COVID-19, ensuring inflammation discoveries are translated into new treatments, diagnostics and devices for Victorians.
Our worldwide scientific and medical collaborations provide a foundation for transformative healthcare programs across the globe.
There are collaboration agreements in research and education with universities and with companies in the bio-med and biotech sectors.
Hudson Institute has many productive collaborations with industry.
These collaborations maximise ideas arising from discoveries to create new services, treatments and knowledge to benefit human health.
176 Honours, Masters and PhD students are mentored by our senior researchers. The close proximity of Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children’s Hospital play an important role during education.
As productive members of world-class research groups, our students develop confidence and excellent skills, while the larger, open structure of collaboration between our laboratories supports expanded thinking to pursue their discoveries and publish innovative work.
Our students are predominantly enrolled through our on-site partner, the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, part of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.
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