The fight to save the Tasmanian devil from a deadly cancer decimating their populations has been buoyed today by the first release of animals vaccinated against the disease.

26 September 2015
ACRF Plaque and lab

A new partnership between the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) and Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has led to the establishment of an Australian-first facility to research and develop new treatments for cancer.

23 September 2015
Research team in office

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have been awarded two of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) highest honours.

22 September 2015

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute will join more than half of Australian universities and science organisations in a pilot program to improve the promotion and retention of women and gender minorities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

15 September 2015
Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss with a computer

Melbourne researchers have discovered how a form of leukaemia fights back against a groundbreaking treatment, providing vital new leads on how to outmaneuvre the deadly disease.

15 September 2015
Dr Marc Pellegrini and Dr Greg Ebert

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute senior postdoctoral fellow Dr Greg Ebert has today been awarded the Centenary Institute’s Lawrence Creative Prize 2015 for his role in developing a new approach to treating infectious diseases.

10 September 2015
Dr Jason Tye-Din and Dr Melinda Hardy

A new study has revealed childhood coeliac disease mirrors the condition in adults, increasing the possibility a coeliac disease therapy that could enable patients to eat gluten again will work in children.

2 September 2015
Eureka Prize winning team

A Walter and Eliza Hall Institute team searching for a cure for hepatitis B have won the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Infectious Disease Research.


26 August 2015
Three researchers in a lab looking at an experiment

Melbourne medical researchers are at the forefront of an international collaboration to uncover a new genetic cause of primary immune deficiency in a Melbourne family.

14 August 2015
Associate Professor Melanie Bahlo sitting at desk with computer, library books in background

Associate Professor Melanie Bahlo has been awarded the 2015 Ross Crozier Medal from the Genetics Society of Australasia for her contributions to pinpointing faulty genes involved in human diseases.

11 August 2015