Health Innovations Research Institute
The Health Innovations Research Institute (HIRi) connects diverse health and industry communities to more effectively address the changing needs of biomedical research and society.
Translating fundamental science into better health outcomes
HIRi's primary goal is to translate basic science discoveries into safe and effective therapeutic outcomes.
HIRi takes an integrated approach to address the key health issues facing Australia in the 21st century, with research programs that examine how the human body functions at a molecular and cellular level. This research informs innovative therapeutic strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Australia and around the world.
Find out more about HIRi, including our facilities, industry partners and executive group.
Find out more about HIRi's key research themes and the researchers involved in these.
- Proven innovator in higher education to head RMIT University 10/07/2014RMIT Chancellor, Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO, is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Bean as Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT.
- RMIT awarded $2.36m in ARC Linkage funding 02/07/2014RMIT University has been awarded more than $2.36 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grants.
- Research advances pressure garments for speedy recovery 24/03/2014RMIT researchers are designing unique pressure garments to help heal burn patients - with a little assistance from an almost-human friend.
- HIRI Seminar Series - Professor Richard H Kramer 19/08/2014Photoswitches to study ion channels as potential treatments for blindness.
- HIRi Seminar Series- Professor Jacqui Matthews 26/08/2014This seminar covers structural and biophysical approaches to understanding how gene regulatory complexes control normal blood cell development but can also contribute to leukemia.
- HIRi Seminar Series- Professor Lyn Griffiths 30/09/2014Professor Lyn Griffiths from the Queensland University of Technology will hold a seminar at the Health Innovations Research Institute’s 2014 Seminar Series, a range of discussions which will address key health issues.