A decade of progress: Celebrating ten years of SAHMRI

In the heart of Adelaide, a beacon of scientific excellence and healthcare innovation has been shining brightly for a decade.

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), affectionately known as the ‘Cheesegrater’, is celebrating 10-years of pioneering research and marquee discoveries that continue to profoundly impact health and well-being globally.

Established in 2013, SAHMRI was founded with the vision of fostering collaboration between researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers to drive advances in health and medical research. Since its inception, SAHMRI has consistently delivered on its mission, with its exports spanning a diverse array of fields, divided across four main themes, Precision Cancer Medicine, Women and Kids, Aboriginal Health and Lifelong Health.

More than 700 researchers are working tirelessly under the one roof to improve quality of life for all ages and demographics. The institute’s unique capacity for interdisciplinary teamwork facilitates extraordinary progress, leading to the development of new cancer therapies, innovative disease prevention strategies and game changing approaches to managing chronic conditions.

One of SAHMRI’s distinguishing features is its commitment to translating research findings into tangible benefits for patients and communities. Its partnerships with healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies have resulted in numerous real-world applications. These include the development of life-saving drugs, the implementation of evidence-based healthcare policies and the delivery of improved clinical practices.

SAHMRI’s iconic building, with its striking architectural design, houses state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with the latest technology. These facilities attract some of the world’s best scientists, who nurture future generations, ensuring that SAHMRI remains at the forefront of medical research.

SAHMRI recognises the importance of engaging with the community and educating the next generation of scientists and healthcare professionals. Over the years, the institute has organised countless public events, workshops, and educational programs, fostering a deep connection between the institute and the broader community.

As SAHMRI celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it does so with an eye toward the future. As SAHMRI looks to the future, it does so with boundless optimism and a dedication to making the world a healthier and happier place for all.

The institute’s commitment to advancing healthcare and medical research remains steadfast. It continues to attract world-class talent, secure significant research funding and collaborate with global partners to tackle some of the most pressing health challenges of our time.


If you’re interested in learning more about SAHMRI, you’re invited to experience first-hand what the institute has to offer.

A Window on SAHMRI Open Day is on Sunday, 26 November from 10am. Tour the one-of-a-kind building, speak to scientists about their latest research and find out how you can be part of the SAHMRI community.

For more information: sahmri.org.au/a-window-on-sahmri-open-day


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