In 2016 Burnet Institute celebrated its 30th Anniversary, an exciting milestone in our history. It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the groundbreaking and considerable achievements the Institute has made since its inception in 1986. We thank all those
who have made this possible.
Since the formative days of the Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research (Burnet Institute) at Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital in Melbourne in the late 1980s, the Institute has developed into a world-renowned, unaligned, independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve the health of vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally.
What makes our work unique is the linking of laboratory-based medical research with field-based public health programs.
In 2016, Burnet had more than 400 scientists, public healthprofessionals and students involved in discovery-based medical research in 20 laboratories, and innovative population research and international health programs. More than a third of our staff
are based overseas in Myanmar (Burma), Papua New Guinea, China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Lao PDR.