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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.

Join in the celebrations with us

Check out our exciting and diverse program of events, we look forward to seeing you there!


Centenary 2015 events and activities


Dr Axel Kallies and Dr Ajith Vasanthakumar in the laboratory ‘Healthy’ fat tissue could be key to reversing type 2 diabetes

Preventing inflammation in obese fat tissue may hold the key to preventing or even reversing type 2 diabetes, new research has found.

28 January 2015
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Venture Grants research team $1M grant to fund ‘visionary’ research into cancer-causing genes

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have been awarded $1 million for a ‘visionary’ project to identify the key cancer-causing genes that trigger leukaemia, lymphoma and breast cancer development.

20 January 2015
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MCL-1 team in the laboratory ‘Survival’ protein a target in drug-resistant non-Hodgkin lymphomas

Melbourne researchers have discovered that targeting a cell ‘survival’ protein could help treat some lymphomas, including those cancers with genetic defects that make them resistant to many existing therapies.

13 January 2015
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Ms Julia Marchingo working in the lab PhD student wins cancer research excellence award

Ms Julia Marchingo, a PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and The University of Melbourne, has won a 2014 Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research.

22 December 2014
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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:30pm to Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:30pm


​Mechanisms of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite invasion into human erythrocytes


Fri, 06/02/2015 - 12:00pm to Fri, 06/02/2015 - 1:00pm


​Dynamic mechanisms in ubiquitin-like protein conjugation cascades


Mon, 09/02/2015 - 3:00pm to Mon, 09/02/2015 - 4:00pm

​Apoptotic signaling controls immunity to chronic viral infection

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 2:00pm to Mon, 16/02/2015 - 3:00pm

Novel and highly selective molecular tools to monitor and modulate activity of oncogenic b-catenin in Wnt-associated cancers ​