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Celebrate 100 years of discoveries
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Remembering Professor Don Metcalf 26 February 1929 to 15 December 2014
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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.

Join in the celebrations with us

Check out our exciting and diverse program of events, we look forward to seeing you there!


Centenary 2015 events and activities


Associate Professor Mike Lawrence working in the lab $20M microscopy facility to help unlock secrets of diabetes, malaria

Melbourne scientists now have access to an unparalleled view of the molecular world thanks to Australia's first advanced structural cryo-electron microscopy centre.

2 February 2015
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Dr Axel Kallies and Dr Ajith Vasanthakumar in the laboratory ‘Healthy’ fat tissue could be key to reversing type 2 diabetes

Preventing inflammation in obese fat tissue may hold the key to preventing or even reversing type 2 diabetes, new research has found.

28 January 2015
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Venture Grants research team $1M grant to fund ‘visionary’ research into cancer-causing genes

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have been awarded $1 million for a ‘visionary’ project to identify the key cancer-causing genes that trigger leukaemia, lymphoma and breast cancer development.

20 January 2015
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MCL-1 team in the laboratory ‘Survival’ protein a target in drug-resistant non-Hodgkin lymphomas

Melbourne researchers have discovered that targeting a cell ‘survival’ protein could help treat some lymphomas, including those cancers with genetic defects that make them resistant to many existing therapies.

13 January 2015
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Mon, 02/03/2015 - 3:00pm to Mon, 02/03/2015 - 4:00pm


TAF8 - Just another TBP Associated Factor, or roles beyond TFIID?


Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:00am to Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00pm

​Lgr5+ Stem Cells in Epithelial Self-Renewal and Cancer of the Stomach and Ovary

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 1:00pm to Wed, 04/03/2015 - 2:00pm

​Kinship, heritability, and prediction

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 1:00pm to Wed, 11/03/2015 - 2:00pm

​Eliminating HBV infection by antagonizing cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins