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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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News

Still image from biomedical animation showing SARS-CoV-2 spike protein 'Nanobodies' could hold clues to new COVID-19 therapies

WEHI researchers are studying ‘nanobodies’ – tiny immune proteins made by alpacas – in a bid to understand whether they might be effective in blocking SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

24 November 2020
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Microscopic image of embryo with green glow Mother’s touch lingers in her child’s genes

Mothers leave their mark on their children in many ways – and WEHI researchers have discovered a protein called SMCHD1 is involved in this ‘imprinting’ process.

23 November 2020
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Professor Doug Hilton WEHI director named 2020 Melburnian of the Year

WEHI director Professor Doug Hilton AO has been named 2020 Melburnian of the Year for his leadership in the medical research sector and contribution to the Melbourne community.

21 November 2020
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Associate Professor Seth Masters in an office Potential new target to combat inflammatory diseases

An international team of researchers have uncovered a drug-like compound that blocks a crucial inflammatory pathway, potentially paving the way for a new treatment for a host of diseases – including COVID-19.

20 November 2020
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Events

Fri 27/11/2020 - 10:00 AM to Fri 27/11/2020 - 11:00 AM

 

Single-cell analysis of DNA methylation in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

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Includes Q&A session

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 1:00pm to Wed, 02/12/2020 - 2:00pm

The Capture and Identification of Proteins That Bind RNA

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Includes Q&A session

Mon 7/12/2020 - 1:00 PM to Mon 7/12/2020 - 2:00 PM

 

Fireside Conversations - Celebrating impactful researchers. Uplifting the ecosystem.

Online seminar

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Tues 8/12/2020 - 12:00 PM to Tues 8/12/2020 - 13:00 PM

 

Structural classification of neutralizing antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike receptor-binding domain suggests vaccine and therapeutic strategies

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