Improving lives through brain research
Welcome to the home of 600 medical researchers where great minds are discovering the secrets of the brain. Our quest is to prevent illness, advance treatment and bring to light cures for the one in four people affected. Improving the lives of individuals all over the world is our inspiration. Join us.
The Florey studies these diseases and disorders
- Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
- Bipolar disorder
- Brain cancer
- Cardiovascular disease
- Digestive diseases
- Huntington’s disease
- Motor neurone disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Traumatic brain & spinal cord injury
Junk food’s effect on the brain: Florey research receives nation-wide coverage
The research of Dr Robyn Brown on the effects of junk food on the brain has received national coverage in the media
World-first clinical trial commenced in alcohol use disorder
Florey researchers have commenced a world-first clinical study in alcohol use disorder with St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, trialling the use of an insomnia medication to treat both sleep and alcohol disorders.
The Florey welcomes the Royal Commission’s interim report into Victoria’s mental health system
Leading minds gather at the Florey for The Melbourne Brain Symposium
The Florey Institute and University of Melbourne hosted the 2019 Melbourne Brain Symposium, bringing together leading experts to share research, foster new collaborations and celebrate recent achievements in neuroscience.
Unlocking the brain’s secret: how visual information is encoded
How the brain unites visual information is the focus of work by Assoc Professor Lucy Palmer, Head of the Florey’s Neural Networks Laboratory.
Winter 2019 Brain Matters available now
The Winter 2019 issue contains exciting news about clinical trial results in Parkinson's disease and motor neurone disease, details on the importance of sleep for brain health, and a welcome to our newest Board member
Our scientific home is a hive of activity with researchers coming from around the globe to work at the Florey
Looking for a clinical trial? See how we are translating discoveries into patient care
Meet our team
International team of leading researchers and students
Brain health affects all Australians. You can support our research by making a donation or a bequest.