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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Photograph of Cellular Immunology staff taken in 1967/68

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 the laboratory Gene silencing critical for normal breast development

Our researchers have discovered that normal breast development relies on a genetic ‘brake’, a protein complex that keeps swathes of genes silenced.


17 August 2018
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Gobstopper Beauty in science unveiled with Melbourne exhibition

Art of Science 2018 opens today with stunning images and videos captured by our researchers tackling some of the biggest challenges facing global health.

10 August 2018
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Researchers in the laboratory New immune defenders added to blood cell 'atlas'

Our researchers have revealed the identities of new subsets of immune cells at the frontline of our body’s defenses against infection.

7 August 2018
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Associate Professor Tim Thomas,  Anne Voss and Jonathan Baell New anti-cancer drugs put cancers to sleep…permanently

Melbourne scientists have discovered a new type of anti-cancer drug that can put cancer cells into a permanent sleep, without the harmful side-effects caused by conventional cancer therapies.

2 August 2018
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Mon, 20/08/2018 - 3:00pm to Mon, 20/08/2018 - 4:00pm

Investigation of the prostate tumor microenvironment

Wed, 22/08/2018 - 1:00pm to Wed, 22/08/2018 - 2:00pm

Molecular mechanisms of cell signalling by the betacommon family of cytokine receptors

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 1:30pm to Mon, 27/08/2018 - 2:30pm


​Immunotherapy - a new frontier in cancer treatment


Mon, 27/08/2018 - 3:00pm to Mon, 27/08/2018 - 4:00pm

The development of Inhibitors towards Fucosyltransferase 8