Still image from biomedical animation showing SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

WEHI researchers are studying ‘nanobodies’ – tiny immune proteins made by alpacas – in a bid to understand whether they might be effective in blocking SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

24 November 2020
Microscopic image of embryo with green glow

Mothers leave their mark on their children in many ways – and WEHI researchers have discovered a protein called SMCHD1 is involved in this ‘imprinting’ process.

23 November 2020
Professor Doug Hilton

WEHI director Professor Doug Hilton AO has been named 2020 Melburnian of the Year for his leadership in the medical research sector and contribution to the Melbourne community.

21 November 2020
Associate Professor Seth Masters in an office

An international team of researchers have uncovered a drug-like compound that blocks a crucial inflammatory pathway, potentially paving the way for a new treatment for a host of diseases – including COVID-19.

20 November 2020
Animation still showing molecules

The latest animation technology has revealed the molecular detail of how our bodies are protected from cancer by a key ‘tumour suppressor’ protein called p53.

11 November 2020
Smiling mother and children

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated WEHI as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Anaemia Detection and Control, in recognition of WEHI researchers’ expertise in combatting anaemia.

9 November 2020
Two men sitting and looking at camera

The 2020 Ramaciotti Awards for Biomedical Research have been announced, with Professor Andrew Roberts being named the joint winner of the Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence.

20 October 2020
Researchers in the laboratory

WEHI researchers have used powerful ‘single cell multi-omics’ technologies to discover a previously unknown ancestor of T and B lymphocytes, which are critical components of our immune system.

20 October 2020
Two researchers in a laboratory

WEHI – the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research – is shining a spotlight on its commitment to collaboration and long-term scientific discovery as we launch our new brand.

16 October 2020
Researcher using lab technology

People who have recovered from COVID-19, and their close contacts, could hold the key to understanding how immunity to the disease develops, how long it lasts and what happens when immunity is lost.

11 October 2020