Melbourne University has announced the opening of its new Melbourne Brain Centre at its Parkville campus.


The $225 million centre is the largest neuroscience research facility in the Southern Hemisphere, housing 700 staff across its three sites. It consists of a Centre for Translational Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and two new purpose built buildings, one at The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus and the other at Austin hospital in Heidelberg.


The Melbourne Brain Centre will use a collaborative approach to improve understanding of disorders and conditions affecting the brain. It is home to the Florey Neuroscience Institutes, the Mental Health Research Institute, and the University of Melbourne’s neuroscientists. It also partners with Royal Melbourne Hospital and Austin Health to take neurosciences to the bedside.


Researchers working at the centre will investigate a broad range of conditions affecting the brain, including Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, trauma, depression and anxiety, epilepsy and Motor Neuron disease.


The centre was co-funded by the Federal Government, State Government, three research partners and philanthropic donations.


More information is here.