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WEHI – Brighter together

At WEHI, the world’s brightest minds collaborate and innovate to make discoveries so we can all live healthier for longer.

We think differently about some of the world’s most important and complex health problems, making transformative discoveries for cancer, infectious and immune diseases, developmental disorders and healthy ageing.

We are driven by collaboration, curiosity and creativity. We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

We are WEHI. We are brighter together.

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Animation still of oval-shaped organelle New animations breathe life into complex scientific concepts

The fundamental process of cellular respiration – how cells make energy – has been brought to life in a new series of biomedical animations created by wehi.tv, in partnership with HHMI Biointeractive, an initiative of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

4 August 2021
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Two women sitting and smiling, looking at camera Could powerful ovarian cancer treatments benefit more patients?

WEHI researchers have made a discovery that could help more Australian women with ovarian cancer gain access to game-changing cancer treatments.

29 July 2021
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Researcher smiling at camera New insights into immune responses to malaria

Advanced technologies have been used to solve a long-standing mystery about why some people develop serious illness when they are infected with the malaria parasite, while others carry the infection asymptomatically.

23 July 2021
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Professor Marc Pellegrini in a WEHI laboratory Progress towards new treatments for tuberculosis

Boosting the body’s own disease-fighting immune pathway could provide answers in the desperate search for new treatments for tuberculosis.

13 July 2021
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Wed, 04/08/2021 - 9:30am to Wed, 04/08/2021 - 10:30am

Developing an atlas of genetic variant effects

Online via TEAMS

Wed, 04/08/2021 - 1:00pm to Wed, 04/08/2021 - 2:00pm

Systems immunology approaches to understanding immunity to infectious diseases: the end of the double-edged sword

Online via TEAMS

Mon, 09/08/2021 - 3:00pm to Mon, 09/08/2021 - 4:00pm

Antibody therapeutics against infectious diseases


Wed, 11/08/2021 - 1:00pm to Wed, 11/08/2021 - 2:00pm

Targeting T cell interactions for tailored immunity