Scientist looking at sample in lab sitting at bench

WEHI currently houses 14 research divisions. More than 70 faculty members lead research groups, and are supported by professional service teams.


Our research is centred around five key themes: 

  • Cancer Research and Treatments
  • Healthy Development and Ageing
  • Infection, Inflammation and Immunity
  • Computational Biology
  • New Medicines and Advanced Technologies

We work in a collaborative environment and implement interdisciplinary methods to our research programs. WEHI has a reputation for performing influential research and clinical translation that leads to long-term improvements in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.


We strive to ensure our scientific divisions and professional service teams work to the international and industry best practices.

WEHI's board and executive team undertake good governance to provide strategic direction, manage policies and procedures, and ensures the organisation complies with all relevant legislation and regulation.