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Scientific seminar, 1pm 1 May 2019

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 Cell death may be triggered by 'hit-and-run' interaction

A ‘hit-and-run’ interaction between two proteins could be an important trigger for cell death, according to new research.

10 April 2019
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Associate Professor Anne Voss, Professor Andreas Strasser Famous cancer-fighting gene also protects against birth defects

New research has revealed how the tumour suppressor gene p53 is surprisingly critical for development of the brain and spinal cord in female embryos.

10 April 2019
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Microscopic image 'Moving target' breast cancer cells revealed by new imaging technique

Our researchers have developed a new imaging technique to visualise key steps in the evolution of cancer cells within tumours, potentially revealing how breast cancers evade treatment.

29 March 2019
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Professor Doug Hilton and Professor Christine Kilpatrick Early detection of dementia research receives $15M from Colonial Foundation

Vital research to address the growing burden of dementia in Australia has been given a significant boost with $15 million over five years from Colonial Foundation.

27 March 2019
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Mon, 29/04/2019 - 12:00pm to Mon, 29/04/2019 - 1:00pm

Genomic approaches to confront the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Wed, 01/05/2019 - 1:00pm to Wed, 01/05/2019 - 2:00pm

The liver is getting RIPped off: Is necroptosis to blame?

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 12:00pm to Thu, 02/05/2019 - 1:00pm

​Vivax malaria, health economics and pushing for policy change

Mon, 06/05/2019 - 12:00pm to Mon, 06/05/2019 - 1:00pm

Host and pathogen genomics of infectious diseases