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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Cellular Immunology Unit 1967/68

Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

Over the past 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.

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Dr Jason Tye-Din and Dr Melinda Hardy Childhood coeliac disease discovery opens door for potential treatments

A new study has revealed childhood coeliac disease mirrors the condition in adults, increasing the possibility a coeliac disease therapy that could enable patients to eat gluten again will work in children.

2 September 2015
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Eureka Prize winning team Eureka Prize win for hepatitis B 'cure'

A Walter and Eliza Hall Institute team searching for a cure for hepatitis B have won the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Infectious Disease Research.


26 August 2015
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Three researchers in a lab looking at an experiment Medical breakthrough for Melbourne family unlocks key to immune system

Melbourne medical researchers are at the forefront of an international collaboration to uncover a new genetic cause of primary immune deficiency in a Melbourne family.

14 August 2015
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Associate Professor Melanie Bahlo sitting at desk with computer, library books in background ‘Faulty’ gene discoveries win bioinformatician Ross Crozier Medal

Associate Professor Melanie Bahlo has been awarded the 2015 Ross Crozier Medal from the Genetics Society of Australasia for her contributions to pinpointing faulty genes involved in human diseases.

11 August 2015
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Wed, 09/09/2015 - 1:00pm to Wed, 09/09/2015 - 2:00pm

​Loss of DNA methylation at transposons alters the chromatin landscape during meiosis

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 1:00pm to Thu, 10/09/2015 - 2:00pm

​Disease models and reality tests: learning about chronic lymphocytic leukemia in mice and men

Mon, 14/09/2015 - 3:00pm to Mon, 14/09/2015 - 4:00pm

​Investigating the role of IL-21 in early stages of a T dependent B cell response

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 1:00pm to Tue, 15/09/2015 - 2:00pm

​IL-21 and IL-4 distinctly affect NF-ĸB signaling and Bcl-XL expression in CLL – new clues for therapy?