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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


Malaria program staff $11.6M funding to progress malaria vaccine development

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s quest to develop a vaccine for malaria received an $11.6 million boost in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding announcement.

17 April 2015
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Professor Doug Hilton in the lab Institute director recognised as a champion of gender equality

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute director Professor Doug Hilton has been named as one of 20 inaugural ‘Male Champions of Change’ by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, for his work to improve the representation of women at senior levels of medical research.

15 April 2015
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Tim Thomas and Anne Voss in the laboratory Scientists uncover gene architects responsible for body’s blueprint

Melbourne researchers have identified two key proteins that act as genetic ‘architects’, creating the blueprint needed by embryos during the earliest stages of their development.

14 April 2015
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Dr Ian Street in the laboratory Back to birth to beat blood disorders

Research to improve the lives of patients suffering from devastating blood diseases has received a $5.4 million boost from the Wellcome Trust.

9 April 2015
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Mon, 20/04/2015 - 12:00pm to Mon, 20/04/2015 - 1:00pm

​Control of growth and proliferation – lessons from model organisms

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 3:00pm to Mon, 20/04/2015 - 4:00pm

​Reversible tumour suppression by Ikaros in mouse models of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 1:00pm to Wed, 22/04/2015 - 2:00pm

​From NK cells to Innate Lymphoid cells: function and therapeutic applications

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 12:00pm to Mon, 27/04/2015 - 1:00pm

Defining the roles of Gata2 in the lymphatic vasculature during development and disease