Dr Michael Chopin and Dr Stephen Nutt standing in a laboratory

The layers of skin that form the first line of defence in the body’s fight against infection have revealed a unanticipated secret.

19 November 2013
Dr Joanna Groom in front of a microscope

Scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have been awarded more than $2.2 million from theAustralian Research Council (ARC) to improve treatments for immune disorders and inflammatory diseases.

14 November 2013
Alan Cowman in a lab looking at a protein blot over a lightbox

Institute researcher Professor Alan Cowman has won the Mahathir Science Award in Tropical Research, awarded by the Mahathir Science Award Foundationthrough the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, in recognition of his substantial contributions to understanding malaria.

7 November 2013
Terry Speed holding a book

Statistician Professor Terry Speed has been awarded the 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his influential work using mathematics and statistics to help biologists understand human health and disease.

30 October 2013
Dr Marnie Blewitt standing in a corridor

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers investigating cancers, immune disorders and infectious diseases have received more than $27 million in the latest funding round from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

24 October 2013
Doug Hilton, Kathy Potts and Kelly Rogers in front of a microscope

Funding from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s founding donor, the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust, has allowed the institute to purchase a $500,000 microscope that will aid research into significant global diseases.

21 October 2013
Professor Doug Hilton standing in a lab

Blood cell researcher and director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Professor Douglas Hilton has been awarded the 2013 Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research.

16 October 2013
Associate Professor David Tarlinton standing in front of coloured boxes

Melbourne scientist Associate Professor David Tarlinton has received the Distinguished Innovator award from the US-based Lupus Research Institute to investigate the causes of lupus and develop new approaches to its treatment.

10 October 2013
Professor Alan Cowman holding a blue transparency sheet in a lab

Malaria researcher Professor Alan Cowman from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has been awarded the 2013 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the quest to eradicate malaria.

8 October 2013
Dr Shalin Naik in a lab with his award

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute medical researcher Dr Shalin Naik has tonight been named the 2013 Victorian Young Tall Poppy of the Year by theAustralian Institute of Policy and Science, for his research into how the immune system develops.

3 October 2013