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Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

For more than 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 Gabrielle Belz in laboratory High calibre research advanced by NHMRC funding

Improved treatments for cancers, blood diseases, asthma and inflammatory bowel diseases are among the goals of Institute scientists who have received grants in the latest round of NHMRC funding.

3 December 2016
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Dr Margaret Holmes photographed in the gardens at Kew Vale Dr Margaret Holmes (1921-2016)

It is with great sadness that we farewell Dr Margaret Holmes, a loyal alumna and friend of the Institute, who passed away on 28 November 2016.

1 December 2016
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Professor Geoff Lindeman and Professor Jane Visvader Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence awarded to breast cancer researchers

Breast cancer researchers Professor Geoff Lindeman and Professor Jane Visvader, who jointly lead the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s ACRF Stem Cells and Cancer Division, have been awarded the 2016 Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research.

22 November 2016
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Research team working together Family ties: immune response size controlled by cell ‘inheritance’

Our researchers have gained previously unachievable insights into how the size of our immune response is controlled, by developing new imaging and computational biology approaches to follow the behaviour of hundreds of cells.

21 November 2016
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Wed, 07/12/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 07/12/2016 - 2:00pm

The consequences of defects in thymic T cell differentiation in autoimmunity and leukemia

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 11:00am to Wed, 14/12/2016 - 12:00pm

​Identification of an enhancer associated long non coding RNA locus that dictates Mesendoderm specification

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 14/12/2016 - 2:00pm

How does mutant p53 promote tumour development?

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 1:00pm to Thu, 02/02/2017 - 2:00pm

​Iron and anaemia - from molecular medicine to global health