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
Man and woman standing and talking, looking at whiteboard

A global collaboration has led to the discovery of a genetic defect that causes MacTel (macular telangiectasia type 2), a debilitating eye disease that can lead to loss of vision and blindness.

12 September 2019
Professor Jacques Miller standing smiling at camera, with lab in the background

Emeritus Professor Jacques Miller AC has won a Lasker Award, one of the highest international honours in medical research.

10 September 2019
WEHI.TV malaria mosquito

Researchers tackling the world’s most widespread and insidious malaria threat have won a 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prize.


28 August 2019
Professor David Komander

Australian researchers are among the first in the world to have access to a new approach to understand intricate changes that control how proteins function in our cells in health and disease.

15 August 2019