Professor Brendan Crabb, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Professor Doug Hilton at an event

The director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Professor Doug Hilton, has this week taken over the presidency of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI).

30 October 2014
Dr Emma Josefsson holding a Western Blot in a lab

Scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute who are investigating cancers and immune disorders have received more than $28 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in its latest research grant funding round.

17 October 2014
Chin Wee Tan and Tony Burgess in a lab

Melbourne researchers have challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel lining develops and, in the process, suggested a new mechanism for how bowel cancer starts.

16 October 2014
Ms Maria Tanzer and Dr Joanne Hildebrand in a lab

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have discovered a small molecule that blocks a form of cell death that triggers inflammation, opening the door for potential new treatments for inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis.

7 October 2014
Associate Professor Guillaume Lesenne in a lab

The European pharmaceutical company Servier has established a collaborative partnership with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to facilitate the development of new agents that could be effective in treating several types of cancer, particularly blood cancers.

2 October 2014
Dr Michael Buchert, Dr Toby Phesse, Associate Professor Matthias Ernst in a lab

An international team of scientists has shown that more than 80 per cent of bowel cancers could be treated with existing drugs.

1 October 2014
Dr Tommy Liu in a lab

Melbourne researchers have discovered that cartilage plays an active role in the destruction and remodelling of joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis, rather than being an ‘innocent bystander’ as previously thought.

12 September 2014
Professor Terry Speed

Five researchers from Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research were recognised for their contributions at the Australian Museum’s Eureka Prizes ceremony in Sydney last night.

11 September 2014
Dr Wilson Wong in front of computer

Melbourne researchers are making progress towards new antimalarial drugs, after revealing how an antibiotic called emetine blocks the molecular machinery that produces the proteins required for malaria parasite survival.

3 September 2014
Dr Nick Huntington, Ms Rebecca Delconte and Dr Priyanka Sathe in a lab

Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialised immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs.

14 August 2014