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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

For more than 100 years, the institute’s discoveries have advanced scientific thinking, improved clinical practice and resulted in new and more effective treatments for patients.

As we look to the future and what it will hold for medical research, we are developing strategies to ensure we continue to make discoveries that improve lives and benefit humanity.

Discover our research



Research team group New compound shows promise in treating multiple human cancers

A new compound, discovered jointly by international pharmaceutical companies Servier and Vernalis (R&D), has been shown by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Servier to block a protein that is essential for the sustained growth of up to a quarter of all cancers. 

20 October 2016
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Dr Edwin Hawkins 'Cellular CCTV' solves longstanding leukaemia mystery

The longstanding question of how leukaemia survives chemotherapy has been answered by researchers in Australia and the United Kingdom, bringing the world closer to more effective therapies for this devastating cancer.

18 October 2016
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AAHMS recognition for Professor Ian Wicks, Professor Jane Visvader, Professor Benjamin Kile and Professor Andreas Strasser Research achievements recognised by Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

The research contributions of four Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists to cancer, blood disorders and immune diseases have been recognised tonight by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

6 October 2016
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Professor Jane Visvader in her office Breast cancer research achievements recognised by national award

The scientific achievements of breast cancer researcher Professor Jane Visvader have been recognised with the awarding of the 2016 Lemberg Medal.

5 October 2016
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Wed, 26/10/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 26/10/2016 - 2:00pm

Detecting relatedness between Plasmodium falciparum isolates

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 02/11/2016 - 2:00pm

Plasmepsin V and the protein import-export business in malaria infection

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 09/11/2016 - 2:00pm

Function of human and malaria proteins in red blood cell invasion

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:00pm to Fri, 11/11/2016 - 1:00pm

​Mantle Cell Lymphoma: How biology drives clinical behaviour