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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



SAGE awards SAGE recognises progress towards gender equality in science

The Institute’s commitments to supporting gender equity, diversity and an inclusive workplace culture have been recognised with a SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

5 December 2018
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Dr Richard Birkinshaw Dr Rachel Thijssen and Dr Mary Ann Anderson Cancer mutation discovery could improve targeted leukaemia treatment

A Melbourne collaboration has identified the reason for drug resistance in some patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. 

4 December 2018
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Image showing red proteins erupting from a ring of purple proteins on a blue surface Fine-tuning cell death: new component of death machinery revealed

Our scientists have identified an important component of the microscopic machinery that drives cell death.

26 November 2018
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Doctor speaking to patient Genomic sequencing offers new hope for rare cancers

A cancer’s genetic sequence may be the key to matching people with rare cancers to the right anti-cancer treatments, according to a new clinical trial instigated by patients.

14 November 2018
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Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:00pm to Wed, 12/12/2018 - 2:00pm

Learnings from experimental human malaria infection studies

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 1:00pm to Mon, 17/12/2018 - 2:00pm

​Untangling the plasma lipidome in cardiovascular disease

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 3:00pm to Mon, 17/12/2018 - 4:00pm

Deciphering the molecular functions of tryptophan C-mannosylation

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 1:00pm to Wed, 13/02/2019 - 2:00pm

Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) in infants with congenital hearing loss as a model for genomic newborn screening