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Scientific seminar, 1pm 22 May 2019

Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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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.

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Researcher smiling at camera Waking 'sleeping genes' could help Prader-Willi syndrome

New funding is enabling our researchers to develop new approaches to potentially help people with Prader-Willi syndrome, a devastating and incurable genetic condition.

16 May 2019
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Three researchers standing outside a building New treatment approach for allergic asthma

A potential new treatment for asthma that works by targeting the cause of the disease, rather than just masking its symptoms, has been revealed in a new study. 

16 May 2019
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Associate Professor Anne Voss, Associate Professor Tim Thomas, Dr Helen McRae Gene defends against onset of acute leukaemia

Institute scientists have revealed that a gene called PHF6 plays a role in protecting against blood cancer. The study showed how a breakdown in the gene’s function could accelerate the development of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

30 April 2019
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Researchers standing together Cell death may be triggered by 'hit-and-run' interaction

A ‘hit-and-run’ interaction between two proteins could be an important trigger for cell death, according to new research.

10 April 2019
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Wed, 22/05/2019 - 1:00pm to Wed, 22/05/2019 - 2:00pm

From cryo-electron microscopy to cone snails: new insights into the way in which insulin interacts with its receptor

Mon, 27/05/2019 - 12:00pm to Mon, 27/05/2019 - 1:00pm

Not so lost in translation: virus-mediated control of the host

Mon, 03/06/2019 - 12:00pm to Mon, 03/06/2019 - 1:00pm

Bacterial infection and cell intrinsic immunity

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 1:00pm to Wed, 12/06/2019 - 2:00pm

​Use it or lose it – first insights into protein methylation and transferases in Giardia parasites