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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

Over the past 100 years, the institute’s discoveries have advanced scientific thinking, improved clinical practice and resulted in new and more effective treatments for patients.

As we look to the future and what it will hold for medical research, we are developing strategies to ensure we continue to make discoveries that improve lives and benefit humanity.

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Dr Ruth Mitchell smiling at the Institute Award recognises researcher's support for other doctors

A clinician PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has won the inaugural Australian Medical Association (AMA) Doctor in Training of the Year award for her work in the care of fellow doctors.

27 May 2016
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Professor Doug Hilton speaking at AGM Centenary fellows and Metcalf scholars announced at AGM

The exceptional science of 13 early-career researchers, supported by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute founding centenary donors, was recognised at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting, held yesterday evening.

27 May 2016
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Dr Ruth Kluck in lab Scientists uncover potential trigger to kill cancer

Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease.

26 May 2016
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Group photo of Laura Dagley, Tatiana Kolesnik, Jeff Babon, Sandra Nicholson, Nick Huntington, Rebecca Delconte Harnessing the 'Natural Killer' within us to fight cancer

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers, with colleagues from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, have identified a protein ‘brake’ within Natural Killer cells that controls their ability to destroy their target tumour cells.

24 May 2016
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Mon, 30/05/2016 - 12:00pm to Mon, 30/05/2016 - 1:00pm

Balancing immune responses to avoid immunopathology

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 1:00pm to Mon, 30/05/2016 - 2:00pm

​Targeting kinases and the ubiquitin system for the treatment of inflammatory disease

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 3:00pm to Mon, 30/05/2016 - 4:00pm

Cell traversal activity is critical for Plasmodium falciparum to initiate liver stage malaria

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 01/06/2016 - 2:00pm


​Aboriginal agriculture: Maintaining a culture over millennia