The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) is Australia’s premier medical research institute with a proud 105-year history of discovery, translation and education. Our research is focused on the major health challenges of our time including infectious diseases, immune disorders, healthy development and ageing, cancer, and inflammatory diseases.
Our teams of researchers are committed to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of many diseases that place a significant burden on the global community such as malaria, tuberculosis, HTLV-1, cancer and coronaviruses. WEHI has a long history of collaborating both domestically and internationally with hospitals, universities, research institutes and industry. Our scientists have important and established regional research partners across Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Americas.
We are at the forefront of research innovation, with a strong commitment to excellence and investment in research computing, advanced technologies and developing new medicines and diagnostics. Building on the achievements of our world-renowned researchers, we are proud to say that our organisation of over 1,100 scientists was ranked in the top 20 global not-for-profit organisations in biomedical sciences in the 2019 Nature index – the highest-ranking Australian institution.