Research team group

A new compound, discovered jointly by international pharmaceutical companies Servier and Vernalis (R&D), has been shown by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Servier to block a protein that is essential for the sustained growth of up to a quarter of all cancers. 

20 October 2016
Dr Edwin Hawkins

The longstanding question of how leukaemia survives chemotherapy has been answered by researchers in Australia and the United Kingdom, bringing the world closer to more effective therapies for this devastating cancer.

18 October 2016
AAHMS recognition for Professor Ian Wicks, Professor Jane Visvader, Professor Benjamin Kile and Professor Andreas Strasser

The research contributions of four Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists to cancer, blood disorders and immune diseases have been recognised tonight by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

6 October 2016
Professor Jane Visvader in her office

The scientific achievements of breast cancer researcher Professor Jane Visvader have been recognised with the awarding of the 2016 Lemberg Medal.

5 October 2016
Dr Misty Jenkins at the Institute

Dr Misty Jenkins has been named in this year’s The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.

30 September 2016
Doug Hilton in China to sign four-way MOU at Nanjing University

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has today announced plans to establish a translational research centre in Nanjing, following the signing of an MOU between the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, University of Melbourne, Cancer Trials Australia and China’s Nanjing University.


22 September 2016
Dr Alex Delbridge

Understanding how and why damaged cells develop into cancers is the focus of recently published research by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists.

21 September 2016
Emma Nolan working in the lab

PhD student Ms Emma Nolan has been awarded the inaugural Professor Joseph Sambrook PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow Award, supported by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, for her research into a potential new approach to preventing breast cancer in at-risk women.

16 September 2016
A Prof Mike Lawrence and Dr John Menting

New research has found that venom extracted from a species of marine cone snail could hold the key to developing ‘ultra-fast-acting’ insulins, leading to more efficient therapies for diabetes management.

13 September 2016
Profile photo of Associate Professor Paul Cooper

A rare opportunity for a personal update on news and activities at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is available for New York City-based alumni.

7 September 2016