Researcher in the laboratory

Our researchers have developed a new system for growing breast tissue in the laboratory, a development that has the potential to improve how the development and function of the breast can be studied.

15 March 2017
Two researchers in an office

Researchers have mapped how one of the longest-serving malaria drugs works, opening the possibility of altering its structure to make it more effective and combat increasing malaria drug resistance.

14 March 2017
Dr Sheila Dias in lab

Researchers have discovered that the protein Myb plays a vital role in keeping our immune system healthy, and preventing the development of immune and inflammatory diseases. 

10 March 2017
Animation still of a red blood cell infected with malaria

A promising vaccine target for the most deadly type of malaria has had its molecular structure solved by Institute researchers, helping in the quest to develop new antimalarial therapies.

8 March 2017
Professor Melanie Bahlo, Anna Quaglieri and Dr Thomas Scerri

Australian scientists have discovered the first evidence of genes involved in Macular Telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), a currently incurable eye disease that can lead to blindness.

28 February 2017
 Dr James Vince, Dr Lisa Lindqvist and Dr Kate Lawlor

Institute scientists have revealed a potent inflammatory molecule that could target inflammatory diseases. 

23 February 2017
Three scientists photographed in a garden

Lung, colorectal, pancreatic and rare cancers are on the hit list of Institute researchers who are the recipients of Victorian Cancer Agency grants announced today.

17 February 2017

Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the growth of the mammary glands during pregnancy. 

14 February 2017
Cell Death symposium promotion

The Cell Death: Discoveries to Drugs symposium celebrates three decades of research underpinning venetoclax, an Australian approved anti-cancer treatment.

13 February 2017
Melbourne team of researchers

Institute researchers have made a gene discovery that could prevent an incurable form of muscular dystophy. 


1 February 2017