A Peak into Industry

Some refer to industry as the “dark side” of science.

But at CSL it’s anything but – as UROP students discovered at the 2016 UROP CSL Tour & Network Event at Parkville’s Bio21 Institute. As the students got a taste of what industry careers are all about, they were quick to ask questions and eager to learn more.

“It was particularly interesting to hear about the way research is structured at CSL, and some of the differences between industry and academia,” said one of the event participants. “Now that I know more about careers in industry, it’s definitely something I will consider in the future.”

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Researh trial patient at Royal Women's Hospital

Research at the Heart of Health



The Royal Women’s Hospital does more than support the health of Melbourne locals – it is a hub of active research aimed at improving health outcomes for women and children in Victoria and globally.

Over 3,000 patients are currently participating in 62 clinical trials throughout the hospital’s services in nine research centres. The hospital’s recently released 2015 Research Report “Discoveries improving care for women and babies” showcases this research leadership. The Report includes details of the hospital’s clinical trials and translational research in newborn and cancer research, as well as in gynaecology, pregnancy, mental health, infectious diseases, midwifery and maternity, anaesthetics and allied health.

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BioMedVic - Uniting Victorian Research

At the risk of mixing metaphors, there’s never been a better time for a grand coalition of health and medical research organisations such as is represented by Biomedical Research Victoria. Whether it forays into deep space or the human genome, history has shown that a united front will prevail.

Notwithstanding that the component parts will continue to pursue their own agenda, none can claim a ‘mortgage’ on the source of innovation or to have the exclusive ear of government. Some matters are best addressed, or have a better chance of being resolved, through a collaborative and collegial approach built on mutual respect and recognition of the synergy that can be achieved when all interested parties contribute.

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Touching base with our Researcher in Residence: Life inside #Spring St

Monash University’s Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles is half way through her internship with the Shadow Minister for Health in the Victorian Parliament, Mary Wooldridge. According to Dr Bowles, her participation in Ms Wooldridge’s electorate and parliament offices has been incredibly exciting since she started at the beginning of May.

“This has been an amazing opportunity.  It is sometimes the more informal chats over lunch, discussing the similarities between political life and research life, that have added to the experience. A number of Mary’s staff have been with her for years and their experience and passion is amazing.” – Dr Kelly Bowles  

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