Dr Visvader, Dr Fu, Dr Rios and Dr Lindeman pose for a group photo in the lab

One of the secrets to rich milk production in lactation has been uncovered by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Their studies have revealed that breast cells develop two nuclei as the breast switches on lactation to nurture the newborn.

22 April 2016
Dr Axel Kallies in his office working

Melbourne researchers have uncovered genes responsible for the way the body fights infection at the point of ‘invasion’ – whether it's the skin, liver, lungs or the gut.

22 April 2016
Dyson Bequest trustees with Dr Tracy Putoczki (centre)

Two valued supporters of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s gender equity initiatives last night received the Philanthropy Australia 2016 Gender-wise Philanthropy Award.

20 April 2016
Doug Hilton in his office

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute director Professor Doug Hilton is one of eight people appointed to an expert advisory board created to guide priorities for the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

4 April 2016
Dr Seth Masters smiling in lab

The mystery of a rare, debilitating disease that has afflicted generations of European families – and long baffled their doctors – has been solved by an international collaboration involving Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers.

31 March 2016
Dr Axel Kallies in the lab

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have redefined how killer immune cells are mobilised in the body’s response to infections or cancer cells.


16 March 2016
Researchers in the lab looking at equipment

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute research has underpinned the development of a new class of drugs that are the subject of one of the largest biotech licensing deals to arise from Australian research.

11 March 2016
RNA Transcription Activation by WEHI.TV

The latest scientific understanding of how the sun influences genetic code is the subject of a newly-released biomedical animation.

9 March 2016
Professor Doug Hilton standing at his office window

On this International Women’s Day we celebrate the social, scientific, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. 

8 March 2016
Dr James Vince in his office

A new class of drugs has shown promise for treating the bacteria that cause legionnaires' disease, a potentially fatal lung infection. 

7 March 2016