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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



LED curtain displaying rainbow colours The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute supports marriage equality

The Institute values diversity and inclusion and the many freedoms that are integral to a free, fair and equitable society.

18 September 2017
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WEHI.TV animation image of liver cells with invading malaria parasite Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine

Melbourne researchers have shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria’s ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.

15 September 2017
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RNA endosome 'Missing link' explains how viruses trigger immunity

A discovery by Melbourne researchers has solved a longstanding mystery of how viruses trigger protective immunity within our body.

12 September 2017
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Two researchers standing in laboratory smiling at camera 'Mix and match' assembly instructions guide immune cell attacks

Institute researchers have discovered how immune cells use a unique set of assembly instructions to ‘mix and match’ how they respond to, and kill, tumour and diseased cells.

5 September 2017
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Mon, 25/09/2017 - 11:00am to Mon, 25/09/2017 - 12:00pm

Towards malaria elimination: evaluating an ultra sensitive rapid diagnostic test and measuring asymptomatic malaria in Zambezi Region Namibia​

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 27/09/2017 - 2:00pm
Thu, 28/09/2017 - 11:00am to Thu, 28/09/2017 - 12:00pm

​CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, from mechanism to therapy

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 04/10/2017 - 2:00pm

The impact of burden of disease on Indigenous Australians