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Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

For more than 100 years, the institute’s discoveries have advanced scientific thinking, improved clinical practice and resulted in new and more effective treatments for patients.

As we look to the future and what it will hold for medical research, we are developing strategies to ensure we continue to make discoveries that improve lives and benefit humanity.

Discover our research



WEHI.TV animation still of a malaria parasite infecting a red blood cell Hijacker parasite blocked from infiltrating blood

A major international collaboration led by our researchers has discovered that the world’s most widespread malaria parasite infects humans by hijacking a protein the body cannot live without.

5 January 2018
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Researchers in the laboratory Can we turn back the clock on an ageing thymus?

Institute scientists have identified a cell that may contribute to the disappearance of our thymus as we age and could improve treatments for infections, immune disorders and cancers.

22 December 2017
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Pamela Galli and Doug Hilton in an office $5m gift for medical research with Galli Chair in Medical Biology

Philanthropist Pamela Galli has given medical biology a $5 million boost with the establishment of the Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Chair in Medical Biology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne.

13 December 2017
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Still image from WEHI.TV animation 'X Inactivation and Epigenetics' Cancer therapies and epigenetics research among NHMRC success

A clinical trial to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women, projects to identify potential new cancer therapies and gene silencing were among those funded today by the Australian Government.

6 December 2017
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Fri, 09/02/2018 - 1:00pm to Fri, 09/02/2018 - 2:00pm

​The role of general transcription factors and co-activator complexes in regulating RNA polymerase II transcription