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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



Dr Wilson Wong and Professor Alan Cowman Researchers capture ‘key’ to deadly malaria infection

An international team led by Institute researchers has visualised the ‘key’ used by the world’s deadliest malaria parasite to enter and infect human blood cells.

13 December 2018
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Associate Professor Alyssa Barry Quest for better health boosted by new NHMRC funding

Research that will improve the health of Australians has been boosted by new National Health and Medical Research Council funding to the Institute.

12 December 2018
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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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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

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 10:00am to Fri, 15/02/2019 - 11:00am

​Reorganization of spatial genome organization during differentiation