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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



Researchers in an office Combination approach improves power of new cancer therapy

An international research team has found a way to improve the anti-cancer effect of a new medicine class called ‘Smac mimetics’.

26 June 2017
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Carrie Bickmore with lab group Funding to help fight brain cancer with immunotherapy

Harnessing the immune system to treat childhood brain cancer is a step closer thanks to funding from Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundation.

22 June 2017
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Dr Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat, Dr Clare Weeden, Professor Ben Solomon and Richard Young Hope for better lung cancer treatment on horizon

A Melbourne study is set to improve treatment options for patients with the second most common type of lung cancer, lung squamous cell carcinoma, a disease for which new anti-cancer drugs are urgently needed.

14 June 2017
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Professor Peter Colman in his office Structural biology leader appointed Companion of the Order of Australia

Professor Peter Colman has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia’s highest civilian honour, as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2017.

12 June 2017
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Wed, 28/06/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 28/06/2017 - 2:00pm

The mechanistic basis of dominant HLA-mediated protection from the risk of autoimmune disease

6pm to 8pm

Join Insitute director, Professor Doug Hilton in celebrating the alumni program over drinks and conversation.

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 12:00pm to Mon, 03/07/2017 - 1:00pm

Decoding & Combating Pancreatic Cancer

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 05/07/2017 - 2:00pm

The Janus-face of Immunological Tolerance and Cancer Immunity