Dr Misty Jenkins with Health Minister Greg Hunt in a laboratory

Dr Misty Jenkins’ research to develop new treatments for a devastating type of childhood brain cancer has received a $1.4 million boost.

26 September 2019
Two women standing in hallway smiling at camera

Melbourne researchers have discovered that the key to personalised therapies for some types of lung cancers may be to focus on their differences, not their similarities.

13 September 2019
Visitors at the Art of Science 2019 exhibition

The Institute’s popular Art of Science exhibition has opened at Melbourne’s Federation Square for its fifth year.

13 September 2019
Man and woman standing and talking, looking at whiteboard

A global collaboration has led to the discovery of a genetic defect that causes MacTel (macular telangiectasia type 2), a debilitating eye disease that can lead to loss of vision and blindness.

12 September 2019
Professor Jacques Miller standing smiling at camera, with lab in the background

Emeritus Professor Jacques Miller AC has won a Lasker Award, one of the highest international honours in medical research.

10 September 2019
WEHI.TV malaria mosquito

Researchers tackling the world’s most widespread and insidious malaria threat have won a 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prize.


28 August 2019
Professor David Komander

Australian researchers are among the first in the world to have access to a new approach to understand intricate changes that control how proteins function in our cells in health and disease.

15 August 2019
Researchers with microscope

Our researchers have identified a molecular switch that impacts immune responses to viral infections, and whether or not protective antibodies are produced.

14 August 2019
Associate Professor Jason Tye-Din

Distinct markers found in the blood of people with coeliac disease could lead to a world-first blood test for diagnosing patients.

8 August 2019
Dr Alison Farley sitting outside

An Institute study is following an exciting new lead that could help to protect developing babies against cerebral palsy, the most common childhood disability in Australia. 

2 August 2019