Menzies Research Institute Tasmania

Menzies Research Institute Tasmania

The Menzies Research Institute Tasmania aspires to contribute significantly to human health and wellbeing, with particular emphasis upon research that takes advantage of Tasmania's unique population resource and other competitive advantages. Its research efforts focus on preventing a range of diseases including cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, osteoporosis, epilepsy and dementia.

The institute's research themes include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer Research
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Genetics
  • Health Economics
  • Immunology
  • International Health
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuroscience
  • Population Health and Epidemiology
  • Primary Health Care
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Respiratory

Some notable successes include discovering:

  • The link between babies' sleeping position and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Platelets found in the blood kill the malaria parasite during the early stages of a malarial infection
  • Seven genetic markers linked to men's risk of developing prostate cancer
  • Higher vitamin D levels are associated with a lower relapse risk in multiple sclerosis
  • Nerve cells in undamaged parts of the brain can remodel themselves in response to acquired brain injury.

As a service to the general public, the Institute provides bone scans at a very low cost.

How to contact us or make a booking

Monday to Friday
8.45am to 5.00pm For more information please phone (03) 6226 7700

Service Eligibility

A referral from your doctor is required for bone density scans.

Cost Information

For cost information please contact the service provider.

More Information

For further information please contact

Menzies Research Institute
Private Bag 23
Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

Phone: 6226 7700
Freecall: 1800 638 124
Fax: 6226 7704

Or visit the Menzies Research Institute website