Hudson Institute is a leading Australian medical research institute located in the heart of the Monash Health Translation Precinct in Clayton, Victoria.

We bring together 450 brilliant scientific minds to unlock the mysteries of the human body and enhance human health.

Our 51 research laboratories are clustered into five specialist centres undertaking  basic and clinical research across cancer, innate immunity and infectious diseases, and women’s and baby health.

We embrace an open structure encouraging collaboration between disciplines, empowering our scientists to examine problems from a wide range of perspectives and sparking out-of-the-box approaches to discovery.


Our partnerships with Monash Health (Victoria’s largest healthcare network) and Monash University (Australia’s largest university) at the Monash Health Translation Precinct, focuses our discoveries on solving the most pressing health needs within our community and Australia.

A strong network of more than 150 leading Australian and international scientific and clinical collaborators support our work and ensure that the impact of our research is global.

We also partner with Australian and international biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to ensure our discoveries reach patients, translating to real-world outcomes.

Translational research leader

Our scientists work closely alongside clinicians in a state-of-the-art Translational Research Facility (TRF). Unique in Australia, the TRF co-locates clinicians and researchers within a purpose-built space, including a Clinical Trials Centre and Technology Platforms. This ensures our workflow is focused on meeting clinical needs and that our discoveries directly benefit patients.

The 8-bed, 21-chair Clinical Trials Centre within the TRF is directly linked by a walk-through bridge to Monash Health. This proximity supports the movement of discoveries from initial phase 1 testing through to phase 4 primary health trials.

Our investment in nine world-leading technology platforms is a game changer for progress in medical research. Strategically located on a central floor of the TRF, they provide our scientists and clinicians with access to advanced research methods and equipment.

This dynamic interchange between the laboratory and clinic ensures our research responds to the greatest health challenges of the 21st century.

Graduate education

Our large and vibrant population of more than 180 postgraduate research students is encouraged to pursue excellence and innovation in their own scientific endeavours. One of our key goals is to nurture and inspire the next generation of science leaders.

Supported by strong mentorship programs, extensive on-site training, seminars, and networking and social programs, the learning environment at Hudson Institute enables students to pursue their goals. As productive members of world-class research groups, our students develop confidence and excellent skills, while the larger, open structure of collaboration between our laboratories supports expanded thinking to pursue their discoveries and publish innovative work.

Our students are predominantly enrolled through our on-site partner, the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, part of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.

Our history – 75 years leading discovery

Two of Australia’s most trusted names in medical research, Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research and Monash Institute of Medical Research, merged in 2014 to form Hudson Institute of Medical Research. Combined, we have more than 75 years’ experience in research discoveries to Australia and beyond.

Our institute is named after Professor Bryan Hudson, the Founding Director of Prince Henry’s Institute and Founding Chair of the Department of Medicine at Monash University.

Contact us

Hudson Institute
t: +61 3 8572 2700

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