Professor Hilton said that he was acutely conscious of the prodigious efforts and achievements of current and past Directors, scientists and support staff, who had created the pre-eminent worldwide reputation of the Institute.
To assure such ongoing success of the Institute, Professor Hilton believes:
* The Institute must build on its tradition of forming collaborative teams that are close-knit, trans-generational and outcomes-focused, to tackle health questions of major importance
* The Institute must forge even stronger links with clinical colleagues at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Women's Hospital, the Royal Children's Hospital the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and elsewhere.
* Collaborations with the private sector, both in Australia and abroad, must continue to be actively and intensively pursued
* Cancer, blood cell research, immunology, autoimmunity and infectious diseases will remain cornerstones of the Institute's endeavours.
* The Institute must continue to pursue well-considered technological and investigative innovations such as the successful Cory-era developments of structural biology, chemistry, high-throughput screening, and mathematics and computational science
* The Institute should consider, in collaboration with indigenous communities and other organizations, how to play a constructive role in improving indigenous health.
Professor Hilton has received
|SOURCE The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research|
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