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Cellular Immunology Unit 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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Two scientists standing smiling at camera in an office, with protein on computer screen in background Crucial malaria discovery validated by international researchers

An international research effort has reinforced a Walter and Eliza Hall Institute finding about an enzyme that holds the key to developing a new class of antimalarial drugs.

3 February 2016
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Two scientists standing smiling at camera in a hallway Protein handbrake halts leukaemia in its tracks

Melbourne researchers have shown they can stop leukaemia in its tracks by targeting a protein that puts the handbrake on cancer cell growth.

18 January 2016
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Professor Len Harrison and Dr Yuxia Zhang smiling for a profile picture Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth

A study of more than 1000 Victorian babies has shown those with hyperactive immune cells at birth, detected in their cord blood, were more likely to develop food allergies in their first year of life.

14 January 2016
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Dr Axel Kallies and Dr Diana Hansen standing in office, smiling at camera 'Self-sabotage' prevents immune protection against malaria

Australian scientists have for the first time revealed how malaria parasites cause an inflammatory reaction that sabotages our body’s ability to protect itself against the disease.

21 December 2015
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Mon, 08/02/2016 - 3:00pm to Mon, 08/02/2016 - 4:00pm

​Modulatory effects of Plasmodium falciparum protein PfEMP1 on the monocyte/macrophage immune response to malaria

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 10/02/2016 - 2:00pm

​Inflammatory cytokines induce type 2 immune synchronisation in infant food allergy

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 11:00am to Thu, 11/02/2016 - 12:00pm

​Proteomics, moving into the 2nd and 3rd dimension

Wed, 17/02/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 17/02/2016 - 2:00pm

​Turning down Hhex pumps up the volume on Cdkn2a to put Acute Myeloid Leukaemia to sleep