1940s QIMR is created

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  • Dr Edward Derrick’s (1898–1976) vision for the establishment of an institute for medical research in Brisbane led to the creation of QIMR by an Act of Parliament, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945.
  • QIMR began operations in 1947 with a staff of seven in a disused World War II US Army hut in Victoria Park, Brisbane. This temporary accommodation was to house QIMR for the next 30 years.