IMB Centre for Pain Research

CPR LaunchIMB’s Centre for Pain Research (CPR) is based at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and is working with experts across the world to develop new treatments for the one in five Australians living with chronic pain.

Our aim is to discover and develop new molecules for treating pain in humans. Specifically, we focus on pain that is difficult to manage, such as neuropathic, diabetic, chemotherapy and cancer pain.

Our researchers use advanced technologies to accelerate discovery and optimisation of analgesic small molecules, peptides, and natural products. We also examine their characterisation in disease and pathway-specific models of analgesic efficacy.

Our vision is to discover and characterise pain targets and pathways associated with chronic pain and identify molecules that will improve the treatment of chronic pain.

We know that many current painkillers are not effective and come with a number of unpleasant side effects. Through our centre’s multidisciplinary approach to pain research, we are working to change this by developing new treatment options to improve quality of life for people living with chronic pain.

I would encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our research in this important area of medical research, and how you can help us to make a difference.

Read IMB's Centre for Pain Research fact sheet.