Researchers working in the lab

Our researchers have discovered that an existing medication could have promise in preventing breast cancer in women carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene.

21 June 2016
Professor Doug Hilton in the office

Institute director Professor Doug Hilton has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2016.

13 June 2016
Dr Ruth Mitchell smiling at the Institute

A clinician PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has won the inaugural Australian Medical Association (AMA) Doctor in Training of the Year award for her work in the care of fellow doctors.

27 May 2016
Professor Doug Hilton speaking at AGM

The exceptional science of 13 early-career researchers, supported by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute founding centenary donors, was recognised at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting, held yesterday evening.

27 May 2016
Dr Ruth Kluck in lab

Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease.

26 May 2016
Group photo of Laura Dagley, Tatiana Kolesnik, Jeff Babon, Sandra Nicholson, Nick Huntington, Rebecca Delconte

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers, with colleagues from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, have identified a protein ‘brake’ within Natural Killer cells that controls their ability to destroy their target tumour cells.

24 May 2016
Professor Stephen Nutt and Professor Geoff Lindeman

Two eminent Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have today been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science. 

23 May 2016
Group photo of researchers (L-R) Professor Paul Ekert, Ms Chunyan Ma, Professor John Silke, Dr Gabriela Brumatti

Patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) can look forward to the development of new therapies following the discovery, by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers, of a new way to kill cells that are dangerously multiplying.

19 May 2016
Dr Stefan Glaser in lab

A team of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers has worked out how a new class of anti-cancer drugs kills cancer cells, a finding that helps explain how cancer cells may become resistant to treatment. 

17 May 2016
Dr Julia Marchingo in the lab

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute PhD graduate Dr Julia Marchingo has received the Victorian Young Achievers University of Melbourne Science and Technology Award. 

7 May 2016