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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.

Discover our research



Two grant recipients standing side by side New grant to support regional collaboration in infectious disease research

Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have received new funding to tackle malaria and dengue fever in the Asia Pacific region.

12 October 2017
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LED curtain displaying rainbow colours The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute supports marriage equality

The Institute values diversity and inclusion and the many freedoms that are integral to a free, fair and equitable society.

18 September 2017
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WEHI.TV animation image of liver cells with invading malaria parasite Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine

Melbourne researchers have shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria’s ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.

15 September 2017
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RNA endosome 'Missing link' explains how viruses trigger immunity

A discovery by Melbourne researchers has solved a longstanding mystery of how viruses trigger protective immunity within our body.

12 September 2017
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Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:00am to Fri, 20/10/2017 - 11:00am

​New insights into the NEAT1 long noncoding RNA and paraspeckle RNA-protein nuclear bodies

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 3:00pm to Mon, 23/10/2017 - 4:00pm

Investigating the Structure and Function of Transmembrane Domains in MARCH E3 Ligases and Single-Span Receptors

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 1:00pm to Tue, 24/10/2017 - 2:00pm

​Studying ubiquitin signals in mitophagy

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 25/10/2017 - 2:00pm

The name's bond.....disulfide bond