Through an international lens …

It’s often difficult to gauge just how highly Victoria’s health and medical research capabilities are respected until you leave our shores.

From 24 February – 2 March inclusive I was part of the 2016 City of Melbourne Business Missions to China and Medical Japan, the latter also involving the Victorian Government. China and Japan are respectively Australia’s first and second largest trading partners and among the most innovative nations in the world, so the mission offered me the chance to promote the life sciences research capabilities of the state and in particular of the members of Biomedical Research Victoria. Continue reading

CEO Report – February

An articulate, passionate and outspoken research community potentially means more collaborations, more funding, greater security and in times of financial constraint more effective and greater advocacy. Our aim at BioMedVic, is not only to be the collective voice of Victoria’s health and medical research community but to also help our members be more vocal about the great research they are doing.

BioMedVic was a principal supporter of the 2015 Victorian round of “Fresh Science” – a national skills development program that provides early-career researchers  with the communication and media skills to become spokespeople both for their own research and science in general.

“Fresh Science” ticks many of the boxes of what BioMedVic is about: assisting our member’s up and coming scientists and researchers to raise the profile – of themselves, their research and their institution. Continue reading