Together, we make life-saving discoveries

Bringing together the world’s brightest minds to cure life-threatening diseases
“WEHI has a rich history of extraordinary discoveries and profound contributions to improving human health. Here, the brightest minds collaborate, innovate and strive to solve the most pressing health challenges facing our community.”
Professor Alan Cowman AC
Acting Director WEHI
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)

We’re shining a light on some of our most complex health issues. With the brightest scientists and advanced technologies, we’re making new discoveries to transform lives.

We’ve been making critical discoveries for more than 100 years in the fields of cancer, immune health and infection, developmental disorders and healthy ageing. Our world-class tools and technologies help turn our research into new treatments and ways to diagnose disease.

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What if we could solve the most urgent health challenges of our time, faster?

Together, we can.

Cindy Evelyn, research assistant in the Imaging Lab.

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We embrace different perspectives and backgrounds to drive a more creative environment where ideas and people can flourish.


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Our researchers are the leaders in their fields – the Leonardo da Vincis, Rembrandts, Frida Kahlos and Monets of the science world. With the support of our donor community, they’re working hard to revolutionise medical research and tackle our most complex medical challenges.

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“If we have the support of the community for our research, then WEHI has the expertise, knowledge and ideas.”
“WEHI has a long and impressive history in data science that has made us the envy of many other medical research institutes.”
“It’s that possibility of having real impact that drives me out of bed every day.”

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