Dr Alex Uboldi, Ms Mary-Louise Wilde and Associate Professor Chris Tonkin

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt the invasion of the toxoplasmosis-causing parasite into cells, depriving the parasite of a key factor necessary for its growth.

25 September 2018
Andreas Strasser, Andrew Kueh, Francine Ke and Anne Voss

Researchers have made a discovery about how subtle changes in the way cell survival is regulated during development can have drastic health implications.

19 September 2018
Professor Peter Gibbs

An Australian-first approach to cancer clinical trials will enhance the ability of clinicians to select the right treatments for patients.

10 September 2018
Dr Danushka Marapana outside a laboratory

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have uncovered a potential new target in the fight to eliminate malaria, a parasitic disease that kills more than 400,000 people annually.

22 August 2018
Dr Natasha Jansz and Associate Professor Marnie Blewitt

Melbourne scientists have shown for the first time how a protein called SMCHD1 helps to police healthy development in the body.

21 August 2018
Researchers in the laboratory

Our researchers have discovered that normal breast development relies on a genetic ‘brake’, a protein complex that keeps swathes of genes silenced.


17 August 2018

Art of Science 2018 opens today with stunning images and videos captured by our researchers tackling some of the biggest challenges facing global health.

10 August 2018
Researchers in the laboratory

Our researchers have revealed the identities of new subsets of immune cells at the frontline of our body’s defenses against infection.

7 August 2018
Associate Professor Tim Thomas,  Anne Voss and Jonathan Baell

Melbourne scientists have discovered a new type of anti-cancer drug that can put cancer cells into a permanent sleep, without the harmful side-effects caused by conventional cancer therapies.

2 August 2018
Image of lung stem cells

A team of Institute researchers have discovered how to stop and reverse the growth of lung cancer with a potent combination of three molecules.

1 August 2018