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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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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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Doug Hilton in China to sign four-way MOU at Nanjing University Australia-China joint venture to fast-track discoveries

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has today announced plans to establish a translational research centre in Nanjing, following the signing of an MOU between the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, University of Melbourne, Cancer Trials Australia and China’s Nanjing University.


22 September 2016
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Dr Alex Delbridge Cancer cells – researchers aim to divide and conquer

Understanding how and why damaged cells develop into cancers is the focus of recently published research by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists.

21 September 2016
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Emma Nolan working in the lab Breast cancer research student wins national travel award

PhD student Ms Emma Nolan has been awarded the inaugural Professor Joseph Sambrook PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow Award, supported by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, for her research into a potential new approach to preventing breast cancer in at-risk women.

16 September 2016
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A Prof Mike Lawrence and Dr John Menting Snail venom holds key to better diabetes treatments

New research has found that venom extracted from a species of marine cone snail could hold the key to developing ‘ultra-fast-acting’ insulins, leading to more efficient therapies for diabetes management.

13 September 2016
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Mon, 10/10/2016 - 3:00pm to Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00pm

Investigating the spatial organisation of the T cell receptor complex in the membrane

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 12/10/2016 - 2:00pm

The clinical potential of cancer genome sequencing 

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 3:00pm to Mon, 17/10/2016 - 4:00pm

The discovery of a protein important for the transmission of malaria from mosquitoes to humans

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 19/10/2016 - 2:00pm

Identification of a new receptor for Plasmodium vivax invasion