Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance program team

Truly personalised healthcare is one step closer to becoming a reality for Victorians and Australians, with the launch of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance today.

11 February 2014
Dr Emma Stuart in a lab

Stomach and bowel cancer, two of the most common cancers worldwide, could be treated with a class of medicines that are currently used to treat a blood disorder, a Melbourne research team has discovered.

4 February 2014
Associate Professor David Tarlinton, Dr Stephen Nutt and Dr Axel Kallies at desk

Immune cells undergo ‘spontaneous’ changes on a daily basis that could lead to cancers if not for the diligent surveillance of our immune system, Melbourne scientists have found.

3 February 2014
Professor Jane Visvader, Dr Nai Yang Fu, Dr Anne Rios and Professor Geoff Lindeman (left to right) in a lab

Researchers from Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered that breast stem cells and their ‘daughters’ have a much longer lifespan than previously thought, and are active in puberty and throughout life.

27 January 2014
Dr Jason Tye-Din, Ms Cathy Pizzey, Mr Adam Girardin, and Dr Melinda Hardy in a lab

A new blood test being developed by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers can rapidly and accurately diagnose coeliac disease without the need for prolonged gluten exposure.

14 January 2014
Dr Gemma Kelly (left), Dr Marco Herold (centre) and Professor Andreas Strasser  in a lab

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have discovered a promising strategy for treating cancers that are caused by one of the most common cancer-causing changes in cells.

8 January 2014
Professor Len Harrison standing in a laboratory

Diabetes researcher Professor Len Harrison has been awarded the 2013 JDRF Lifetime Research Achievement Award for his research to improve treatments for people with diabetes, or prevent its development.

11 December 2013
Dr Peter Czabotar and Dr Guillaume Lessene in a laboratory

Medicinal chemist Dr Guillaume Lessene and structural biologist Dr Peter Czabotar have been jointly awarded the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s 2013 Burnet Prize, which is awarded annually to early career scientists who have undertaken pioneering work.

27 November 2013
Professor Stephen Smith in his office

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has announced the appointment of four new directors who will join the institute board over the coming months.

25 November 2013
Associate Professor Gabrielle Belz looking at a sample well

Associate Professor Gabrielle Belz has been awarded an Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as the highest ranked woman applicant in the biomedical sciences.

22 November 2013