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Advancing the elimination of malaria, find out more
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Remembering Professor Don Metcalf 26 February 1929 to 15 December 2014
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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Cellular Immunology Unit 1967/68

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


Ms Julia Marchingo working in the lab PhD student wins cancer research excellence award

Ms Julia Marchingo, a PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and The University of Melbourne, has won a 2014 Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research.

22 December 2014
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Dr Michael White in a laboratory New research solves old mystery of silent cell death

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have for the first time revealed how dying cells are hidden from the immune ‘police’ that patrol the body.

18 December 2014
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Professor Don Metcalf stands in his office with a lab notebook Vale Professor Donald Metcalf AC

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Donald Metcalf AC, an outstanding medical researcher whose discovery of colony stimulating factors has benefited more than 20 million people worldwide.

15 December 2014
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Dr Marc Pellegrini and Dr Greg Ebert in a laboratory Potential cure for hepatitis B enters phase 1/2a clinical trial

A new treatment developed by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers to promote the cure of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is now recruiting patients for a phase I/2a clinical trial.

15 December 2014
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Mon, 22/12/2014 - 3:00pm to Mon, 22/12/2014 - 4:00pm

Dissecting the molecular basis of malaria parasite movement and host cell traversal in the mosquito midgut

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 3:00pm to Mon, 12/01/2015 - 4:00pm

​Regulation of the pro-apoptotic BH3-only protein Bim

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 3:00pm to Mon, 19/01/2015 - 4:00pm

Single molecule, structural and biochemical insights into actin regulation in the malaria parasite

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

​Mechanisms of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite invasion into human erythrocytes