Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Baker IDI sports partnerships

Summer Sporting Series

Baker IDI is proud to be the charity partner for a number of sporting events this Summer. These events will help us promote the role a healthy lifestyle plays in the prevention and management of disease.
Baker IDI Annual Report 2014

Baker IDI Annual Report 2014

Find out how Baker IDI is translating laboratory findings into new approaches to prevention, treatment and care in this newly-released publication.
The Baker IDI Healthy Cholesterol Diet and Lifestyle Plan

Introducing Baker IDI's new book on cholesterol

This publication tells you what you need to know about cholesterol - including what causes it, complications, medication and strategies for reducing it. In addition, there are more than 80 simple, nutritious recipes to help manage your cholesterol.
Heart research | Diabetes research

A game changer for Australian innovation

The recent passing of the legislation for the Medical Research Future Fund in the Senate is set to transform the country's economic and health sectors, and importantly, the health of all Australians.
Professor Christoph Hagemeyer | Clot busting drug targeted with nanocapsules

Researchers develop
clot-busting nanocapsules

Melbourne researchers have created a drug-loaded nanocapsule coated with an antibody that specifically targets activated platelets—the cells that form blood clots.
Professor Thomas Marwick

Baker IDI appoints new director

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Our Research

Baker IDI's Research

Baker IDI's research is based on the notion of a disease continuum from birth to death, with the aim of treating, managing and preventing disease at any stage.

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The Brain Breaks Study

Researchers are looking for healthy people aged between 55-80 with a BMI between 25 and 40 (kg/m2 ).

Psych Research Participants Wanted

We are looking for volunteers with a major depressive disorder to participate in clinical research.

Are you a fainter?

We are looking for participants aged 18-50 who suffer from recurrent fainting or near fainting spells due to Vasovagal Syncope to participate in a trial investigating the benefit of a new medication - L-DOPS - in this condition.

Baker IDI Sleep Apnoea Study

Sleep study

We are looking for volunteers who are overweight/obese, to identify the best screening methods for a very common sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).


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