Institute for Neuroscience & Muscle Research (INMR)

The Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research (INMR) investigates causes, consequences and therapies for specific inherited disorders such as the muscular dystrophies, peripheral neuropathies and neurofibromatosis type 1, as well as acquired neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and autoimmune movement disorders.

We integrate our clinical and laboratory research with the thousands of children who visit the hospital. This makes our research directly relevant to patients.

We operate a research-based diagnostic service that is closely aligned to the Neurogenetics Clinical Service,  a multi-disciplinary team involving medical specialists, genetic counsellors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists, who care for over 1200 patients and their families. These children can access the latest treatments by participating in clinical trials and the diagnostic service provides families with accurate diagnosis and disease-specific treatment.

Led by Professor Russell Dale, the INMR has five distinct research programs: Clinical Trials, Gene Discovery, Dystrophy and Membrane Repair, Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Neuroimmunology.

Please contact Business Manager, Manoj Kookkal for general enquiries: