Professor Gabrielle Belz in lab smiling

New research shows a network of immune cells helps the appendix play a pivotal role in maintaining digestive health, supporting the theory that the appendix isn’t a redundant organ.

1 December 2015
Professor Louis Schofield standing in hallway, smiling at camera

Australian researchers have received an AUD$2.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue the preclinical development of a vaccine aimed at eradicating malaria.

16 November 2015
Rare cancer researchers with trustee, standing smiling at camera

A $3 million gift has given hope to the more than 42,000 Australians diagnosed each year with a rare cancer as well as researchers fighting the diseases.

16 November 2015
Dr Charis Teh standing and smiling at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

A $60,000 grant will support Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Dr Charis Teh to determine whether rogue immune cells that attack the pancreas, causing type 1 diabetes, can be foiled.

13 November 2015
Dr Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat smiles in profile photo

Lung researcher Dr Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat has won a competitive $1.225 million Viertel Fellowship for an ambitious research program to advance our understanding of lung development and cancer.

10 November 2015

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has received $26 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding, announced today by Minister for Health The Hon Sussan Ley MP.

9 November 2015
Dr Leanne Robinson and colleague working in a laboratory in Papua New Guinea

Eliminating malaria in the Asia-Pacific could prove more challenging than previously thought, with new research showing that most childhood malaria infections in endemic areas are the result of relapsed – not new – infections.

5 November 2015
Researchers smile for group photo

Melbourne researchers have identified an internal ‘sensor’ that helps fight obesity by instructing cells to burn their fat stores. The finding could play a major role in the fight against obesity and metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes.

23 October 2015
Dr Ewa Michalak in lab looking at plates

A $680,000 investment in breast cancer research is helping Dr Ewa Michalak to find the stem cells that hold the key to how breast cancer spreads, and could lead to better treatments for the disease.

19 October 2015
Two researchers standing in hallway smiling at camera

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have created the first three-dimensional image of a key protein known to be involved in the development of blood and other cancers.

9 October 2015