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Venture Grants research team

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have been awarded $1 million for a ‘visionary’ project to identify the key cancer-causing genes that trigger leukaemia, lymphoma and breast cancer development.

20 January 2015
MCL-1 team in the laboratory

Melbourne researchers have discovered that targeting a cell ‘survival’ protein could help treat some lymphomas, including those cancers with genetic defects that make them resistant to many existing therapies.

13 January 2015
Ms Julia Marchingo working in the lab

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
Dr Michael White in a laboratory

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
Professor Don Metcalf stands in his office with a lab notebook

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
Dr Marc Pellegrini and Dr Greg Ebert in a laboratory

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
Professor Jane Visvader in her office

Breast cancer researcher Professor Jane Visvader has been awarded the 2014 Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research for her work to define normal breast development and identify cells of origin for breast cancer.

12 December 2014
Associate Professor Guillaume Lessene standing in a laboratory

Medicinal chemist Associate Professor Guillaume Lessene has won the inaugural Dr John Dixon Hughes Medical Research Innovation Medal for his discovery and development of potential anti-cancer drugs.

11 December 2014
Professor Alan Cowman holding a transparency sheet in a lab

Melbourne researcher Professor Alan Cowman has won the Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal 2014 for his significant contributions to understanding how the malaria parasite causes disease and for his search for potential malaria vaccines.

4 December 2014
Mr James Rickard in a laboratory

Inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis may result from abnormal activation of cell death pathways previously believed to suppress inflammation, a surprise finding that could help to develop new ways of treating these diseases.

3 December 2014

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