Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) was established in 1986 and is now Australia’s largest child health research institute. We are dedicated to improving child health across a broad range of research and clinical areas such as allergy, infection, mental health, disease, and genetic disorders. Our co-location at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne enables our research to be efficiently translated into clinical practice, and provides the best possible care to children.

MCRI’s Centre for Food & Allergy Research combines the expertise of paediatricians, immunologists, nutritionists and researchers, to investigate children’s food allergies and food-related immune disorders. Aside from their research, the Centre for Food & Allergy Research is conducting several pioneering clinical trials, including the study of vitamin D, tree nuts, and skin immunotherapy, and has launched the AllergyPal app to assist guardians with managing a child’s food allergy plan.

If you wish to support MCRI’s allergy research, please visit our Centre for Food Allergy Research page to find out more or make a donation by clicking donate and including ‘Allergy expo’ in the donation comments box.

If you are interested in our VITALITY food allergy trial, please follow the link to find out more.



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