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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
Microscopy image of thymus cells

Melbourne scientists investigating how immune T cells are formed have discovered a previously unrecognised ‘quality control’ step that may protect against autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

18 November 2016
Professor Doug Hilton, Dr Nick Huntington, Mr Chris Thomas

Dr Nick Huntington is the 2016 recipient of the Institute’s Burnet Prize, an award that recognises early career scientists for their pioneering research.

18 November 2016
Professor Tony Burgess (L) Associate Professor Peter Gibbs and Dr Tracy Putoczki

Studies to improve the survival of people with pancreatic cancer will receive a boost with the creation of Australia’s first pancreatic cancer ‘organoids bank’.

16 November 2016
(L-R) Incoming AAMRI president Professor Tony Cunningham, Prime Minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull, Outgoing AAMRI president Professor Doug Hilton.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Health Minister Sussan Ley have announced the new Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018, during the annual AAMRI dinner at Parliament House.

10 November 2016

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