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Scientific seminar, 1pm 23 May 2018

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



Researchers standing in laboratory looking at microscope slide Surprise cell death discovery provides birth defect clues

Australian researchers have made a surprise discovery that could rewrite our understanding of the role programmed cell death plays in embryonic development and congenital birth defects.

18 May 2019
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Microscopic view of parasites in cells $4.6M boost in search for new malaria drugs

A $4.6 million grant from the Wellcome Trust will accelerate the search for much-needed new medicines for malaria.

1 May 2018
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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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Thu, 24/05/2018 - 11:00am to Thu, 24/05/2018 - 12:00pm

​Bio-Rad Droplet Digital™ PCR: Current and emerging applications

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 3:00pm to Mon, 28/05/2018 - 4:00pm

Understanding RNA transport via exosomes and SIDT2

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 1:00pm to Wed, 30/05/2018 - 2:00pm

​Natural Products – Large and Small – as Therapeutic Leads

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 1:00pm to Wed, 06/06/2018 - 2:00pm

Therapeutic antibody development at CSL: From bench to clinic