About us

The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s world-leading independent biomedical research institute with a focus on breakthrough discoveries in immunology and immunotherapy.

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, our cutting-edge research and clinical trials are advancing understanding of the immune system and its relation to human health. Our key areas of research and discovery are:

Our value to New Zealand lies in being an independent research organisation backed by the community.  As a registered charity, we are owned by New Zealand, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Through a range of funding sources, including philanthropic, government and corporate, the Malaghan Institute has developed the capability and expertise to deliver significant health and economic benefits to New Zealand, while retaining the freedom, flexibility and spirit to make breakthrough discoveries.