Amalgamation

Working together to improve outcomes

The Florey was created from the amalgamation of the Brain Research Institute, the Howard Florey Institute and the National Stroke Research Institute

In July 2007, the Florey was created from the amalgamation of the Brain Research Institute, the Howard Florey Institute and the National Stroke Research Institute. 

Each organisation has brought individual strengths to the partnership. The Howard Florey Institute is known as a leader in basic science, the Brain Research Institute specialises in imaging development and epilepsy, and the expertise of the National Stroke Research Institute is in stroke, public health, epidemiology and clinical trials.

The creation of the Florey represents a powerful step forward in collaboration and productivity, drawing together leading neuroscientists from many areas to create an intense buzz of ideas on which new research thrives.

Sharing infrastructure and support services has also streamlined operational costs, ensuring our researchers have maximum access to the expensive and cutting-edge equipment and expertise they need.

In 2012 with the amalgamation of the Mental Health Research Institute and  the Florey Neuroscience Institutes  - The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health was formed.

Our research now includes psychiatric conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and on neurodegenerative illnesses including dementias particularly Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. 

This amalgamation has created one of the largest and best neuroscience research organisations in the world to ensure that more funding dollars are applied to cutting edge research resulting in improved outcomes for those suffering neurological disorders or mental illness.