We invite you to visit the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to learn about our many discoveries, meet our scientists and visit some of our laboratories.
Upcoming tours: Tuesday 23 July, 2.00pm and Monday 28 October, 6.00pm
To register, please call +61 3 9345 2555 or register online.
Special tours can be arranged for groups of five or more. Please call +61 3 9345 2555 to discuss a suitable time and date. We look forward to welcoming you to the institute.
An invitation to share in our mission
For more than 95 years, scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have been pursuing the mission of mastry of disease through discovery.
Our research affects men, women and children around the world. Our scientists dedicate their lives to mastering the underlying causes of cancer (eg, breast cancer, leukaemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma), immune disorders (eg, Type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease and rheumatoid arthritis) and infectious diseases (eg, malaria, HIV and hepatitis).
We invite you to join our vision for the future, a vision that illuminates the mysteries of the human body and disease. It is an exciting future, one of hope and discovery and one that will have a lasting impact on generations to come.
Did you know…
- More than 140,000 Australians have type 1 diabetes where the body’s immune system destroys essential insulin producing cells in the pancreas.
- Malaria kills up to 800,000 people each year.
- The discovery of hormones regulating white blood cell production by Professor Donald Metcalf and his colleagues at the institute has led to new treatments that have benefited over 10 million cancer patients and revolutionised stem cell transplantation.
- Nobel laureate Sir Macfarlane Burnet developed the procedure still used today to produce influenza virus in sufficient quantities for flu vaccine.