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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Photograph of Cellular Immunology staff taken in 1967/68

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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Professor Alan Cowman and colleagues Protein provides new hope for a malaria vaccine

Australian researchers have discovered a way to stop the malaria parasite invading healthy red blood cells, in a study giving fresh hope to the development of much-needed new anti-malarial treatment.

1 July 2016
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Dr Alyssa Barry in lab Genome technology boosts malaria control efforts

Melbourne researchers are part of an international collaboration that has performed the first large-scale genomic analysis of P. vivax malaria infections.

28 June 2016
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Professor Doug Hilton in the office Curtin Medal recognises Institute director’s contributions to medical research

Professor Doug Hilton, director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, has been awarded The Curtin Medal for Excellence in Medical Research for his outstanding contributions to medical science.

27 June 2016
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Researchers working in the lab ‘Holy grail' of breast cancer prevention in high-risk women may be in sight

Our researchers have discovered that an existing medication could have promise in preventing breast cancer in women carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene.

21 June 2016
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Mon, 04/07/2016 - 12:00pm to Mon, 04/07/2016 - 1:00pm

Haematopoietic cytokines and their receptors

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 06/07/2016 - 2:00pm

Taking it to heart: exploring immune solutions to curb rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal Australians

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 6:00pm to Wed, 06/07/2016 - 8:00pm


​Join us to watch a provocative documentary that lifts the lid on this largely invisible disease. Rheumatic heart disease threatens the lives of over thirty million young people around the world, and is 100% preventable.​

Free of charge, registration required

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 3-10 July


Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:00pm to Mon, 11/07/2016 - 1:00pm

Historical perspective of red blood cell and platelet formation