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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



Art of Science 2017 still image winner Roots by Casey Ah-Cann Exhibition explores beauty in biomedical discovery

The Institute’s Art of Science exhibition, 11-20 August at Melbourne’s Federation Square, is a visual journey telling stories of exploration and discovery from the front line of Australian medical research.

10 August 2017
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Research group standing in hallway Targeting 'Achilles' heel' could supercharge breast cancer treatment

A new class of anti-cancer agents that target cancer cells’ ‘Achilles’ heel’ could help to supercharge breast cancer treatment, improving outcomes for some of the most aggressive types of breast cancer.

3 August 2017
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Graphic partial image of protein structure  Anti-cancer treatment yields up to US$325M in landmark Australian deal

The Institute has made a landmark deal worth up to US$325 million from the partial sale of royalty rights in anti-cancer treatment venetoclax, securing the Institute’s place globally for innovation in medical research.

27 July 2017
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Researcher in the laboratory New target could soothe the itch of inflammatory skin conditions

Existing medicines could offer a new way to treat inflammatory skin conditions, researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the Royal Melbourne Hospital have revealed.

15 July 2017
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Wed, 23/08/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 23/08/2017 - 2:00pm

Differentiation therapy for colorectal cancer?

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 3:00pm to Fri, 25/08/2017 - 4:00pm

The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa Initiative:
The whys, woes and weapons for immunising against river blindness​

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 06/09/2017 - 2:00pm

A NOD to IAPs in inflammatory signaling

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 13/09/2017 - 2:00pm

Understand the transformation of killer protein BAK