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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


Professor Len Harrison in laboratory World-first study to track children’s diabetes risk from pregnancy

Australia has launched the world’s first study that will follow babies before and after they are born to understand how environmental factors interact with genes to increase the baby’s chance of developing type 1 diabetes.

27 April 2015
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Dr Marc Pellegrini and Dr Greg Ebert in the laboratory Cancer drug shows promise as cure for hepatitis B

Australian scientists have found a potential cure for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, with a promising new treatment proving 100 per cent successful in eliminating the infection in preclinical models.

21 April 2015
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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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Wed, 29/04/2015 - 1:00pm to Wed, 29/04/2015 - 2:00pm

​Colon cancer - A cryptic puzzle

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 12:00pm to Fri, 01/05/2015 - 1:00pm

​Systems genomics and prediction of diseases with inflammatory aetiology

Mon, 04/05/2015 - 11:00am to Mon, 04/05/2015 - 12:00pm

Histology Seminar

Mon, 04/05/2015 - 12:00pm to Mon, 04/05/2015 - 1:00pm

​Antagonizing cell death inhibitors - BH3 mimetics