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Scientific seminar, 1pm 27 February 2019

Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Photograph of Cellular Immunology staff taken in 1967/68

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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Generations of Danger by Justin Muir and Tom Weber 'Cellular barcoding' reveals how breast cancer spreads

A cutting-edge technique called 'cellular barcoding' has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer.

15 February 2019
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Portrait of Mike Fitzpatrick and Malcolm Broomhead Medical research champions recognised in Australia Day honours

Current Institute board member Mr Malcolm Broomhead AO and former Institute board member Mr Mike Fitzpatrick AO have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.

29 January 2019
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Image showing cells in the pancreas Possible link between rotavirus vaccine and decline in type 1 diabetes

A drop in the number of young children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes could be associated with the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination of Australian infants.

23 January 2019
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Greg Hunt is shown robotic equipment by the Institute director $25M federal funding boost for Australian Drug Discovery Centre

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has today announced $25 million in funding to enhance Australia’s drug discovery capabilities at the Institute’s new Drug Discovery Centre.

14 January 2019
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Wed, 20/02/2019 - 1:00pm to Wed, 20/02/2019 - 2:00pm

​Understanding gene expression heterogeneity using high-throughput imaging

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 11:00am to Fri, 22/02/2019 - 12:00pm

​The Enigma of Viral Noncoding RNAs

Mon, 25/02/2019 - 12:00pm to Mon, 25/02/2019 - 1:00pm


​Research Integrity: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


Wed, 27/02/2019 - 1:00pm to Wed, 27/02/2019 - 2:00pm


Deubiquitinases: Opportunities, observations and open questions