The brain is the most complex organ in the body. 

Diseases of the brain are some of the most devastating, poorly understood diseases there are. They affect young and old people alike — and they're often very difficult to study. 

Our researchers are pioneering investigations into diseases of the brain in unique and innovative ways — dedicated to developing better diagnosis and treatments. 

Please support our urgent medical research today >



More than 350,000 Australians live with autism, and 1 in 70 may develop the disease. Autism has wide-ranging levels of severity, but the cause is unknown. We're investigating the specific gene expression involved, to better understand and treat the disease.


Sadly, it's the highest mortality mental health disorder — with no effective treatment. We use the latest technology to study molecular changes in the brain; and predict who's likely to develop anorexia. But we need your help to identify new & better therapies. 

Parkinson's disease

100,000 Australians like Bernard live with Parkinson’s — a progressive disorder that causes tremors, stiffness and dementia. Without a breakthrough, the number of patients will double every 15 years. Treatments don't stop disease progression; which is why your support matters right now.