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Day of Immunology Discovery Tour - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

1G Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

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Would you like to go behind the scenes of one of Victoria's leading medical research institutes?

As part of the Day of Immunology Victoria 2018, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is opening its doors to the public.

Discovery tours provide a unique opportunity for the community to find out more about medical research, see our state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our exciting discoveries and talk to passionate scientists about their research.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is Australia’s oldest medical research institute. For more than 100 years we have been making discoveries that have advanced our understanding of human biology and resulted in new and more effective treatments for patients worldwide.

The Institute boasts a long history of significant medical discoveries, including the 1960 Nobel Prize-winning “discovery of acquired immunological tolerance” by former director Sir Macfarlane Burnet.

Discovery Tour details:

Tours are free and run for approximately 90 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

As tour groups visit a working laboratory, closed toe shoes must be worn for occupational health and safety reasons. Safety glasses will be provided.

The minimum age for discovery tour attendees is 12 years old. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Photography: participants are welcome to take photographs during the tour, but please frame working scientists outside of the photos unless permission is given.

For more information, contact Ms Jessica Tempany via tempany.j@wehi.edu.au

Other Melbourne research institutes that are also offering tours as part of Day of Immunology Victoria include;

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • The Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne
  • The Burnet Institute, Melbourne
  • Monash at the Alfred Medical Research & Education Precinct, South Yarra
  • The Hudson Institute, Clayton
  • La Trobe Institute for Medical Science, Bundoora
  • Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Monash, Clayton
  • Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash, Clayton

Getting to the Institute:

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is located at 1G Royal Parade, Parkville, between the Melbourne Private Hospital and University High School and is easily accessible from Royal Parade (just north of Grattan Street).

Ticketed parking is available on-street and at surrounding car parking facilities.

For more information on Day of Immunology visit our website (www.dayofimmunology.org.au) or follow us on twitter, facebook or instagram.

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

1G Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

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