Researchers standing together

Professor David Vaux AO and Professor Andreas Strasser have been jointly awarded the 2019 CSL Florey Medal for establishing a new field of research – the molecular biology of programmed cell death.

27 November 2019
Scientist in lab smiling at camera

Cancer researcher Dr Tracy Putoczki has won a five-year, $1.25 million Viertel Fellowship to study how communication between tumours and their environment helps cancers grow and spread.

21 November 2019
Three people standing and smiling at camera

A discovery about how the immune system responds to malaria infection could lead to better treatments for hepatitis C, HIV and lupus, say Melbourne researchers.

20 November 2019
Dr Christine Keenan

The discovery of a potential new treatment approach for asthma has seen early-career researcher Dr Christine Keenan win the 2019 Research Australia Griffith University Discovery Award.


15 November 2019
Man sitting and smiling at camera

Sharing datasets that reveal the function of genomic variants in health and disease has become easier, with the launch of a new, open-source database developed by Australian and North American researchers

4 November 2019
Professor David Huang, Professor Guillaume Lessene, Associate Professor Peter Czabotar and Professor Andrew Roberts

The discovery and development of a breakthrough anti-cancer drug has seen four senior Institute scientists win the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation.


16 October 2019
WEHI.TV still of BCL-2

Institute scientists have developed a world-first compound that keeps cells alive and healthy when they otherwise would have died.

8 October 2019
Dr Misty Jenkins with Health Minister Greg Hunt in a laboratory

Dr Misty Jenkins’ research to develop new treatments for a devastating type of childhood brain cancer has received a $1.4 million boost.

26 September 2019
Two women standing in hallway smiling at camera

Melbourne researchers have discovered that the key to personalised therapies for some types of lung cancers may be to focus on their differences, not their similarities.

13 September 2019
Visitors at the Art of Science 2019 exhibition

The Institute’s popular Art of Science exhibition has opened at Melbourne’s Federation Square for its fifth year.

13 September 2019