Institute staff working in laboratory

A new five-year strategic plan and the inaugural Metcalf scholars were the highlights of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Annual General Meeting, held today at the institute.

21 May 2015
Mathison sculpture at night with candlelight

On Monday 18 May the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute recognised the 100th anniversary of the death of Australian doctor and scientist Dr Gordon Clunes Mackay Mathison, who was killed in the battle of Gallipoli in World War I.

19 May 2015
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance team

The Victorian Government has provided a $25 million funding boost to enable greater access to genomic medicine for Victoria’s hospital patients.

18 May 2015
Professor Doug Hilton standing in front of a painting

The Australian Government’s $3.4 billion commitment to establish the Medical Research Future Fund, announced in last night’s federal budget, was heartening news for the medical research sector.

13 May 2015
Professor Len Harrison in laboratory

Australia has launched the world’s first study that will follow babies before and after they are born to understand how environmental factors interact with genes to increase the baby’s chance of developing type 1 diabetes.

27 April 2015
Dr Marc Pellegrini and Dr Greg Ebert in the laboratory

Australian scientists have found a potential cure for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, with a promising new treatment proving 100 per cent successful in eliminating the infection in preclinical models.

21 April 2015
Malaria program staff

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s quest to develop a vaccine for malaria received an $11.6 million boost in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding announcement.

17 April 2015
Professor Doug Hilton in the lab

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute director Professor Doug Hilton has been named as one of 20 inaugural ‘Male Champions of Change’ by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, for his work to improve the representation of women at senior levels of medical research.

15 April 2015
Tim Thomas and Anne Voss in the laboratory

Melbourne researchers have identified two key proteins that act as genetic ‘architects’, creating the blueprint needed by embryos during the earliest stages of their development.

14 April 2015
Dr Ian Street in the laboratory

Research to improve the lives of patients suffering from devastating blood diseases has received a $5.4 million boost from the Wellcome Trust.

9 April 2015