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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.

Discover our research



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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Dr Ryan Cross at the Institute Cure Brain Cancer supports brain cancer immunotherapy trials

Our research into new treatments for brain cancer has been boosted by fellowship funding from Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

22 November 2017
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Microscopic view of breast structure New breast cell types discovered by multidisciplinary research team

A joint effort by breast cancer researchers and bioinformaticians has provided new insights into breast development is controlled.

20 November 2017
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Mon, 18/12/2017 - 12:00pm to Mon, 18/12/2017 - 1:00pm

​ICAN and the Nobel Peace Prize

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 9:30am to Tue, 19/12/2017 - 10:30am

​Immunological memory in T cells is first established by TCR-inducible reprogramming of immune response genes and then maintained by cytokine signalling

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