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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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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.

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


Three researchers standing in a laboratory smiling, with a light box in front of them 3D image of malaria conductor aids search for antimalarial drugs

irst three-dimensional image capturing a critical malaria ‘conductor’ protein could lead to the development of a new class of antimalarial drugs.

27 July 2015
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Eureka Prize team Hepatitis B discovery earns team a Eureka Prize finalist spot

A Walter and Eliza Hall Institute team searching for a cure for hepatitis B have been named finalists in the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, announced today.

24 July 2015
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Two researchers pointing and looking at a computer screen showing graphs and data. Inflammatory link discovered between arthritis and heart valve disease

Australian researchers have used models to identify a potential link between excess production of inflammatory proteins that cause rheumatoid arthritis and the development of heart valve disease.

20 July 2015
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Illustration of an image of a flower projected on the walls of the Abbey as part of the Mendel: The Legacy exhibition Global event to honour Mendel 150 years after founding genetics

On 20 July 2015, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute will be part of a global celebration to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of modern genetics.

20 July 2015
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Tue, 04/08/2015 - 10:00am to Mon, 17/08/2015 - 6:00pm

The Art of Science exhibition showcases beautiful images created by institute scientists in the course of their research. 

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 1:00pm to Wed, 05/08/2015 - 2:00pm


​• Dr Judith Slocombe – Chair of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Consumer Advisory Panel, CEO of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
• Dr Tracy Putoczki – Laboratory Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute who has involvement with consumers through the Consumer Advisory Panel Buddy System
• Mr John Stubbs – Consumer and CEO of CanSpeak a national volunteer cancer consumer advocacy group
• Mr Jack Nunn – Public and consumer involvement consultant for McMillian Cancer Support, UK and Health Issues Centre, Australia and researcher at La Trobe University


Mon, 10/08/2015 - 12:00pm to Mon, 10/08/2015 - 1:00pm

The emergence of transcription factors as therapeutic tools for cancer therapy: a personal story

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 1:00pm to Wed, 12/08/2015 - 2:00pm

​Mobile RNA and trans-generational epigenetic inheritance:  Mechanisms, functions, and prevalence