Dr Danushka Marapana outside a laboratory

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have uncovered a potential new target in the fight to eliminate malaria, a parasitic disease that kills more than 400,000 people annually.

22 August 2018
Dr Natasha Jansz and Associate Professor Marnie Blewitt

Melbourne scientists have shown for the first time how a protein called SMCHD1 helps to police healthy development in the body.

21 August 2018
Researchers in the laboratory

Our researchers have discovered that normal breast development relies on a genetic ‘brake’, a protein complex that keeps swathes of genes silenced.


17 August 2018

Art of Science 2018 opens today with stunning images and videos captured by our researchers tackling some of the biggest challenges facing global health.

10 August 2018
Researchers in the laboratory

Our researchers have revealed the identities of new subsets of immune cells at the frontline of our body’s defenses against infection.

7 August 2018
Associate Professor Tim Thomas,  Anne Voss and Jonathan Baell

Melbourne scientists have discovered a new type of anti-cancer drug that can put cancer cells into a permanent sleep, without the harmful side-effects caused by conventional cancer therapies.

2 August 2018
Image of lung stem cells

A team of Institute researchers have discovered how to stop and reverse the growth of lung cancer with a potent combination of three molecules.

1 August 2018
Dr Melissa Davis and Dr Joseph Cursons

A team of tiny molecules that work together to make cancer cells less aggressive has been discovered by Australian researchers.

26 July 2018
Dr Jason Brouwer

Dr Jason Brouwer, an Institute researcher and campaigner for social equality, is a finalist for the 2018 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science.

25 July 2018
Schematic view of antibody on cell surface

Our researchers will unravel the genes that control the production of crucial immune proteins released to protect us from infectious agents. 

29 June 2018