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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


Dr Kirsten Fairfax pipetting in the laboratory Energetic immune cells are vital for fighting disease

A good immune system relies on a key ‘energy producing’ protein in immune cells to develop immunity to vaccines and disease, an international team of scientists has found.

6 March 2015
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Professor Jane Visvader and Dr Nai Yang Fu working in the laboratory Researchers discover milk protein enables survival of the species

Australian researchers have discovered the protein MCL-1 is critical for keeping milk-producing cells alive and sustaining milk production in the breast.

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

​Eliminating HBV infection by antagonizing cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 6:00pm to Wed, 11/03/2015 - 7:00pm

The latest research, discoveries and treatments for: coeliac disease, lupus, primary immune deficiencies.

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 1:00pm to Wed, 18/03/2015 - 2:00pm

​RIPping Cell Death and Inflammasome activation apart

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 8:30am to Thu, 19/03/2015 - 5:00pm

​The Melbourne Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) Research Meeting