Generations of Danger by Justin Muir and Tom Weber

A cutting-edge technique called 'cellular barcoding' has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer.

15 February 2019
Portrait of Mike Fitzpatrick and Malcolm Broomhead

Current Institute board member Mr Malcolm Broomhead AO and former Institute board member Mr Mike Fitzpatrick AO have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.

29 January 2019
Image showing cells in the pancreas

A drop in the number of young children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes could be associated with the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination of Australian infants.

23 January 2019
Greg Hunt is shown robotic equipment by the Institute director

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has today announced $25 million in funding to enhance Australia’s drug discovery capabilities at the Institute’s new Drug Discovery Centre.

14 January 2019
Woman receives intravenous iron as part of new Malawi IV trial

Institute researchers have launched one of the largest international efforts to prevent and treat maternal anaemia and investigate the impacts of iron deficiency.

8 January 2019
Researchers standing together in the lab

Our researchers have discovered how a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease may protect cells such as neurons in the brain. 

20 December 2018
Dr Wilson Wong and Professor Alan Cowman

An international team led by Institute researchers has visualised the ‘key’ used by the world’s deadliest malaria parasite to enter and infect human blood cells.

13 December 2018
Associate Professor Alyssa Barry

Research that will improve the health of Australians has been boosted by new National Health and Medical Research Council funding to the Institute.

12 December 2018
SAGE awards

The Institute’s commitments to supporting gender equity, diversity and an inclusive workplace culture have been recognised with a SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

5 December 2018
Dr Richard Birkinshaw Dr Rachel Thijssen and Dr Mary Ann Anderson

A Melbourne collaboration has identified the reason for drug resistance in some patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. 

4 December 2018