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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 Visvader, Dr Fu, Dr Rios and Dr Lindeman pose for a group photo in the lab Research reveals a new secret to the miracle of breast milk

One of the secrets to rich milk production in lactation has been uncovered by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Their studies have revealed that breast cells develop two nuclei as the breast switches on lactation to nurture the newborn.

22 April 2016
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Dr Axel Kallies in his office working Researchers uncover 'local heroes' of immune system

Melbourne researchers have uncovered genes responsible for the way the body fights infection at the point of ‘invasion’ – whether it's the skin, liver, lungs or the gut.

22 April 2016
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Dyson Bequest trustees with Dr Tracy Putoczki (centre) Support of gender initiatives secures national philanthropy award

Two valued supporters of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s gender equity initiatives last night received the Philanthropy Australia 2016 Gender-wise Philanthropy Award.

20 April 2016
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Doug Hilton in his office New board seeks expertise of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute director

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute director Professor Doug Hilton is one of eight people appointed to an expert advisory board created to guide priorities for the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

4 April 2016
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Fri, 06/05/2016 - 9:30am to Fri, 06/05/2016 - 10:30am

Open Source Drug Discovery

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 10:00am to Fri, 06/05/2016 - 11:00am

​Custom software for identifying disease causing variants. Part I: Reducing the search space for causal variants in a sequenced pedigree with VASP. Part II: Detecting emergent rare mutations in subsets of cell populations with DeepSNVMiner

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 12:00pm to Mon, 09/05/2016 - 1:00pm

On the Immunology of Autoimmunity

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 11/05/2016 - 2:00pm

Controlling plasma cell formation and function