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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Photograph of Cellular Immunology staff taken in 1967/68

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.

Discover our research



Dr Misty Jenkins Cancer killing clue could lead to safer and more powerful immunotherapies

New research could help to safely adapt a new immunotherapy – currently only effective in blood cancers – for the treatment of solid cancers, such as notoriously hard-to-treat brain tumours.

13 February 2018
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Associate Professor Alyssa Barry in the laboratory Study identifies how to improve WHO eradication strategy for skin disease

An international research collaboration published in The Lancet has found crucial evidence that could help to improve the current World Health Organization (WHO) strategy to eradicate yaws — an infectious disease affecting the skin, bones and joints.

8 February 2018
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Researchers standing in hallway Searching for targeted treatments for inflammatory diseases

Institute scientists have shed new light on how a critical immune pathway is controlled, and hope it could lead to new drugs for people with Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory diseases.

7 February 2018
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Researchers standing in hallway Australian researchers contribute to a new blood test for early detection of multiple cancers

A US-led research team working with Australian collaborators has developed a new blood test for the early detection of eight common cancers, diagnosing tumours before they have spread, when the chance of cure is high.

19 January 2018
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Mon, 19/02/2018 - 1:00pm to Mon, 19/02/2018 - 2:00pm

​TNF mediates pathogenic macrophage necrosis in tuberculosis through a mitochondrial - lysosomal - ER circuit

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 3:00pm to Mon, 19/02/2018 - 4:00pm

Post-translational regulation of Interleukin-1β

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 1:00pm to Wed, 21/02/2018 - 2:00pm

Harnessing the full potential of BH3 mimetics to treat patients with haematological malignancies

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 1:00pm to Wed, 28/02/2018 - 2:00pm

Novel genes and mechanisms in monogenic autoinflammatory disorders