Lab group photo: (L-R) Mr Robert Hennessy, Dr Jai Rautela, Miss Rebecca Delconte, Mr Wilford Goh, Dr Kim Pham, Dr Nick Huntington

A team of researchers from Australia and France have uncovered new insights into how to prolong the lifespan of the body’s disease-fighting natural killer (NK) cells.

17 January 2017
Group photo of Institute staff

A new anti-cancer drug with the power to ‘melt away’ certain advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) has been granted approval by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

10 January 2017
Research team working together

A research technique that is widely used to test new anti-cancer agents could be improved by adoption of a worldwide ‘gold standard’, according to a new study led by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists.

14 December 2016
Associate Professor Marnie Blewitt in lab

A $650,000 2016-17 New Early Learning Facilities grant from the Victorian Government will help the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research to establish a new, purpose-built Early Childhood Education and Care facility. 

13 December 2016
Female researchers in a laboratory

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has pledged its support for Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy, launched today. 

5 December 2016
Dr Esther Bandala Sanchez

A sweet new study looking at how a sugar-coated protein protects the body against type 1 diabetes has received a $60,000 boost from the Diabetes Australia Research Trust.

5 December 2016
Professor Gabrielle Belz in laboratory

Improved treatments for cancers, blood diseases, asthma and inflammatory bowel diseases are among the goals of Institute scientists who have received grants in the latest round of NHMRC funding.

3 December 2016
Dr Margaret Holmes photographed in the gardens at Kew

It is with great sadness that we farewell Dr Margaret Holmes, a loyal alumna and friend of the Institute, who passed away on 28 November 2016.

1 December 2016
Professor Geoff Lindeman and Professor Jane Visvader

Breast cancer researchers Professor Geoff Lindeman and Professor Jane Visvader, who jointly lead the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s ACRF Stem Cells and Cancer Division, have been awarded the 2016 Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research.

22 November 2016
Research team working together

Our researchers have gained previously unachievable insights into how the size of our immune response is controlled, by developing new imaging and computational biology approaches to follow the behaviour of hundreds of cells.

21 November 2016