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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



Greg Hunt is shown robotic equipment by the Institute director $25M federal funding boost for Australian Drug Discovery Centre

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has today announced $25 million in funding to enhance Australia’s drug discovery capabilities at the Institute’s new Drug Discovery Centre.

14 January 2019
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Woman receives intravenous iron as part of new Malawi IV trial Australia leads trials targeting iron deficiency in mothers and babies

Institute researchers have launched one of the largest international efforts to prevent and treat maternal anaemia and investigate the impacts of iron deficiency.

8 January 2019
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Researchers standing together in the lab Parkinson’s disease protein buys time for cell repair

Our researchers have discovered how a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease may protect cells such as neurons in the brain. 

20 December 2018
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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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Wed, 06/02/2019 - 1:00pm to Wed, 06/02/2019 - 2:00pm

Improving patient selection for PARP inhibition in ovarian cancer

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

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 1:00pm to Wed, 20/02/2019 - 2:00pm

​Understanding gene expression heterogeneity using high-throughput imaging