Coronavirus donations

QIMR Berghofer is appealing for donations for coronavirus research.

Dear Supporter,

The COVID-19 global pandemic is an unprecedented health emergency .

At this most concerning time, QIMR Berghofer scientists have taken up the challenge and we are seeking your help to fund urgently needed COVID-19 research across a range of areas.

What COVID-19 research do we urgently need to fund?

QIMR Berghofer scientists are working to fast track vital coronavirus research as part of a worldwide effort to understand the disease. This research includes:

  • laboratory screening of existing and potential new drugs to treat COVID-19
  • developing a test to detect who has immunity to the virus
  • understanding why some patients become severely sick while others develop only mild symptoms
  • working to understand the virus’s effect on the lungs and respiratory system
  • investigating the immune response to COVID-19 in cancer patients
  • trying to understand the genetics of how the human body responds to COVID-19.

Click here to read more about the COVID-19 research announcement.

Our researchyour helpcan save lives

COVID-19 has already taken thousands of lives and, tragically, more lives will be cut short in the weeks and months ahead.

Please be assured that within QIMR Berghofer, and in the wider public health response, everything is being done to conduct the best possible research to protect the community.

QIMR Berghofer’s new wide-raging COVID-19 research offers hope in these difficult times. We are aiming to raise a minimum of $1 million dollars to fast track these vital research projects ; any further funds raised will expand and accelerate this work.

We understand many of QIMR Berghofer’s loyal supporters will be suffering financial hardship as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are very difficult times.

But we need your help to make it happen, and to make it happen faster . If you are able to, now is the time to support medical research. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Research Appeal website or donate using the button below.

Thank you for your support. It means so much to our researchers and staff, especially in these challenging times.

Yours sincerely,

Professor David Whiteman AM
Acting Director and CEO
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Contact us on 1800 993 000

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