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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



Researchers standing together Cancer blood test trialed to prevent unnecessary chemo

Cancer patients could be spared unnecessary chemotherapy – and its side-effects – by a new blood test that is in clinical trials at more than 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand.

17 October 2018
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Research team standing together and smiling including Professor Stephen Nutt, Dr Rhys Allan, Dr Tim Johanson, Dr Hannah Coughlan and Professor Gordon Smyth. Immune health maintained by meticulously ordered DNA

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have revealed how immune health is maintained by the exquisite organisation skills of a protein called Pax5.

16 October 2018
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Margs Brennan, Marco Herold and Gemma Kelly New model mimics human tumours for accurate testing of cancer drugs

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have genetically engineered a new laboratory model that enables accurate testing of anti-cancer drugs by mimicking the complexity of human cancers. 

12 October 2018
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Researchers standing together New clues about how our body guards against cancer

Our researchers have uncovered a key factor protecting against age-related DNA damage, providing important clues about how our body guards against cancer.

5 October 2018
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Fri, 19/10/2018 - 11:00am to Fri, 19/10/2018 - 12:00pm

​Cells in focus: Advanced solutions in cell-based assays and high-resolution microscopy

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 11:00am to Tue, 23/10/2018 - 12:00pm

​Novel mechanisms of sensing viral and host danger signals

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 1:00pm to Wed, 24/10/2018 - 2:00pm

Preclinical to clinical studies for patients with GI Cancer

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 6:00pm to Wed, 24/10/2018 - 7:00pm


Find out about the latest lung cancer research from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute at our free event on 24 October.