Professor Terry Speed drawing on a whiteboard

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Professor Terry Speed has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy promoting excellence in science.

8 May 2013
Dr Krystal Evans holding a protein screen

Australian researchers have developed the first malaria vaccine that can be tailored to combat the many variants of malaria that exist around the world. Human trials of the vaccine will begin next year.

30 April 2013
Dr Guillaume Lessene standing in front of a fume hood in a laboratory

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and their collaborators have tailor-made a new chemical compound that blocks a protein that has been linked to poor responses to treatment in cancer patients.

22 April 2013
Chris Thomas and Professor Doug Hilton in the tearoom

Incoming Walter and Eliza Hall Institute board president Mr Christopher Thomas will use his new appointment to champion medical research and the better health outcomes it delivers for Australians.

18 April 2013
Professor Don Metcalf in front of a microscope

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute cancer researchers Professor Don Metcalf and Professor Suzanne Cory have been inducted to the first class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy.

26 March 2013
Associate Professor Lynn Corcoran looking at a petri dish

Associate Professor Lynn Corcoran from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has been inducted to the 2013 Victorian Honour Roll of Women for her discoveries into the immune system and cancer, and her support of aspiring female scientists and students.

14 March 2013
Dr Lorraine O'Reilly holding a petri dish

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have been awarded funding from Cancer Council NSW to support research that will further understanding of stomach cancer.

8 March 2013
Lucie Ranking and Dr Joanna Groom in a laboratory

Eating your greens may be even more important that previously thought, with the discovery that an immune cell population essential for intestinal health could be controlled by leafy greens in your diet.

4 March 2013
Associate Professor Joan Heath in a laboratory

A Melbourne-based research team has discovered a genetic defect that can halt cell growth and force cells into a death-evading survival state.

18 February 2013
Dr Victor Peperzak, Dr Ingela Vikstrom and Associate Professor David Tarlinton in a laboratory

Scientists have identified the gene essential for survival of antibody-producing cells, a finding that could lead to better treatments for diseases where these cells are out of control, such as myeloma and chronic immune disorders.

4 February 2013