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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.

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Three scientists photographed in a garden Victorian Cancer Agency grant recipients take aim at the rarest and deadliest cancers

Lung, colorectal, pancreatic and rare cancers are on the hit list of Institute researchers who are the recipients of Victorian Cancer Agency grants announced today.

17 February 2017
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Ovarian hormones awaken newly discovered breast stem cells

Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the growth of the mammary glands during pregnancy. 

14 February 2017
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Cell Death symposium promotion 30-year research odyssey celebrated with 'discoveries to drugs' symposium

The Cell Death: Discoveries to Drugs symposium celebrates three decades of research underpinning venetoclax, an Australian approved anti-cancer treatment.

13 February 2017
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Melbourne team of researchers Gene discovery could prevent onset of muscular dystrophy

Institute researchers have made a gene discovery that could prevent an incurable form of muscular dystophy. 


1 February 2017
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Tue, 21/02/2017 - 1:00pm to Tue, 21/02/2017 - 2:00pm

​Global analysis of cell signaling pathways by quantitative phosphoproteomics

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 11:00am to Wed, 22/02/2017 - 12:00pm

​Host proteins involved in propagation and pathogenesis of Hepatitis C virus and other viruses of the family Flaviviridae

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 22/02/2017 - 2:00pm

Enhancing  antibody responses by targeting vaccine antigens to Clec9A on dendritic cells

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 1:00pm to Mon, 27/02/2017 - 2:00pm

​Dissecting Polyclonal Humoral Immunity using Systems Serology