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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



Two researchers in the laboratory looking at a piece of equipment Odd one out: protein goes against the family to prevent cancer

Melbourne researchers have made the surprise discovery that the ‘odd one out’ in a family of proteins known to drive cancer development is instead critical for preventing stomach cancers.

23 April 2018
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Dr Matt Ritchie and Dr Kim Anh Le Cao Melbourne technology boosts effort to map every cell in human body

Two new software projects designed in Melbourne could accelerate the progress of the Human Cell Atlas – an ambitious effort to map every cell in the human body as a resource for understanding, preventing and treating disease.

20 April 2018
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Dr Louise Baker in a laboratory Melbourne Water Centenary Fellowship for water, global health and innovation

Melbourne Water and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have announced a joint project that aims to develop low-cost, field-based diagnostic tools for use in Australia and internationally.

22 March 2018
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Researchers with a whiteboard How state-of-the-art bioinformatics software is personalising patient care

Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have developed an innovative bioinformatics software tool that is the new state-of-the-art in cancer genome analysis. 

21 March 2018
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Tue, 24/04/2018 - 2:00pm to Tue, 24/04/2018 - 3:00pm

​Rapid identification of ligands to any target through genetic code reprogramming

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 12:00pm to Mon, 30/04/2018 - 1:00pm

​Regulation of skeletal muscle stem cells

Wed, 02/05/2018 - 1:00pm to Wed, 02/05/2018 - 2:00pm

How platelets are produced

Mon, 07/05/2018 - 12:00pm to Mon, 07/05/2018 - 1:00pm

Talking (constructively) with force: mechanosensing and epithelial homeostasis