Researchers standing in laboratory looking at microscope slide

Australian researchers have made a surprise discovery that could rewrite our understanding of the role programmed cell death plays in embryonic development and congenital birth defects.

18 May 2018
Microscopic view of parasites in cells

A $4.6 million grant from the Wellcome Trust will accelerate the search for much-needed new medicines for malaria.

1 May 2018
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Melbourne researchers have made the surprise discovery that the ‘odd one out’ in a family of proteins known to drive cancer development is instead critical for preventing stomach cancers.

23 April 2018
Dr Matt Ritchie and Dr Kim Anh Le Cao

Two new software projects designed in Melbourne could accelerate the progress of the Human Cell Atlas – an ambitious effort to map every cell in the human body as a resource for understanding, preventing and treating disease.

20 April 2018
Dr Louise Baker in a laboratory

Melbourne Water and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have announced a joint project that aims to develop low-cost, field-based diagnostic tools for use in Australia and internationally.

22 March 2018
Researchers with a whiteboard

Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have developed an innovative bioinformatics software tool that is the new state-of-the-art in cancer genome analysis. 

21 March 2018
Dr Michal Pasternak at a microscope

Dr Michał Pasternak has been awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship to lead an international malaria study that aims to gain crucial insights into the biology of malaria-causing parasites and aid new drug development.

14 March 2018
Researchers sitting in front of computer, smiling at camera

A discovery by Melbourne researchers could help to identify patients with a particularly aggressive type of lung cancer that are likely to respond to immunotherapies currently used in the clinic to treat other cancers.

9 March 2018
Dr Edward Chew in the lab

Clinician PhD student Dr Edward Chew has received funding to improve treatment outcomes for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia.

7 March 2018
Two researchers in an office

Institute scientists have identified a protein that is essential for the survival of a specialised kind of thymus cell called thymic epithelial cells,

2 March 2018