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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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WEHI – Brighter together

At WEHI, the world’s brightest minds collaborate and innovate to make discoveries so we can all live healthier for longer.

We think differently about some of the world’s most important and complex health problems, making transformative discoveries for cancer, infectious and immune diseases, developmental disorders and healthy ageing.

We are driven by collaboration, curiosity and creativity. We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

We are WEHI. We are brighter together.

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Smiling researchers New cellular atlas maps out healthy and cancerous breast tissue

WEHI researchers have documented the diversity of cells in the human breast, explaining the relationship between healthy breast cells and breast cancer cells.

14 May 2021
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Photograph of five tuberculosis scientists in an auditorium New collaboration to tackle tuberculosis

A new Melbourne group has been establisehd to optimise the science and practice relating to tuberculosis through collaboration, translation research and local solutions.

11 May 2021
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Photograph of Associate Professor Misty Jenkins Brain cancer breakthrough provides hope for new treatments

A novel approach to immunotherapy design could pave the way for new treatments for people with an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.

10 May 2021
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Three female researchers standing outside WEHI Natural immunity to malaria provides clues to potential therapies

Researchers have identified how natural human antibodies can block malaria parasites from entering red blood cells, potentially indicating how new protective therapies could be developed against this globally significant disease.

3 May 2021
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Mon 17/05/2021 - 11:00 AM to Mon 17/05/2021 - 11:30 AM


Discovering new medicines using the National Drug Discovery Centre

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Including Q&A session

Fri, 21/05/2021 - 1:00pm to Fri, 21/05/2021 - 2:00pm

Mapping the tumour and microenvironmental evolution underlying DCIS progression through multiplexed ion beam imaging

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Fri, 28/05/2021 - 4:00pm to Fri, 28/05/2021 - 5:00pm

Identifying the mitochondrial phenotype of Parkinson's Disease; how can this be targeted therapeutically?

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Wed, 02/06/2021 - 1:00pm to Wed, 02/06/2021 - 2:00pm

How Can We Target Mutant P53 for Cancer Therapy?

Davis Auditorium