Representing Melbourne, Australia’s biomedical research capital

BioMedVic Staff

Victorian researchers have helped improve the lives of millions of people. Their research contributions have built international reputations and drive economic development in the state.

Biomedical Research Victoria (BioMedVic) is the state’s leading network of universities, academic hospitals, medical research institutes, CSIRO and other research organisations. Our vision is for the Victorian health and medical research sector to be a global leader in innovation, to improve health and to create wealth.

We help our members develop mutually beneficial relationships with one another, with industry and with government that ensure that Victoria has a stronger and sustainable research future.

The Value of Membership

Be Heard

We work to ensure that important issues that hinder our industry are tackled head on. We encourage our members to share their views and make sure they are heard.

Get Connected

We offer a great range of events, forums and networks that support greater collaboration across our sector

Shape the Agenda

We are actively involved in challenging the norms and barriers, and provide the means for our members to shape the future of research in Victoria

Building the Future

Whether through UROP or our other programs, our members are leaving their mark on the next generation of scientific leadership in Victoria

Our Involvement in the Victorian Research Community

Networks & Forums

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Co-designing the future

Our forums & networks are unique, interactive gatherings of Victoria’s leaders in medical, health and scientific research, engaged in thought-provoking discussions about how to make Victoria a global leader in health and medical innovation, improving health and creating wealth.

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Making Connections

BioMedVic builds relationships with key Ministers, shadow Ministers, their advisors and key bureaucrats and encourages members to share their perspectives and insights.

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BioMedVic regularly submits commentary on behalf of its members and the Victorian Health & Medical Research sector. View our latest submissions here.

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UROP

UROP is a unique and highly competitive scheme providing undergraduate students with first-hand experience of research in the biomedical sciences, through paid casual employment in research teams.

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Researcher in Residence

BioMedVic’s flagship Policy Skills development program exemplifies what Biomedical Research Victoria is about: influencing the politics of science by educating researchers in political and government process and helping parliamentarians and policy makers understand what is important to researchers.

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1 WEEK AWAY: 2018 @AIMSSresearch Symposium, WH Research Week
Monday 22nd Oct 3-6pm
Presenters: Seed grant recipients & AIMSS researchers.
Keynote Speaker, A/Prof Debra Waters, University of Otago NZ, will be presenting “Lifestyle Interventions for Frail Obese older Adults”

1 WEEK AWAY: 2018 @AIMSSresearch Symposium, WH Research Week
Monday 22nd Oct 3-6pm
Presenters: Seed grant recipients & AIMSS researchers. 
Keynote Speaker, A/Prof Debra Waters, University of Otago NZ,  will be presenting “Lifestyle Interventions for Frail Obese older Adults”

There is still much that we don't know about the immune system. Unconventional T-cells are poorly understood. They target lipids and act quickly. Daniel is working out what's happening and how we can use them.

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“Congratulations Dr Daniel Pellicci from @TheDohertyInst & @MCRI_for_kids. Awarded an AUD$1.25 million, five-year, CSL Centenary Fellowship ...

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New #CSLFellows Daniel Pellicci wants to recruit specialist white blood cells, known as ‘unconventional T-cells’ in the fight against tuberculosis @TheDohertyInst & @MCRI_for_kids @nhmrc @AAMRI_Aus

New #CSLFellows Daniel Pellicci wants to recruit specialist white blood cells, known as ‘unconventional T-cells’ in the fight against tuberculosis  @TheDohertyInst & @MCRI_for_kids @nhmrc @AAMRI_Aus

Congratulations Dr Daniel Pellicci from @TheDohertyInst & @MCRI_for_kids. Awarded an AUD$1.25 million, five-year, CSL Centenary Fellowship in support of research into how we might develop better vaccines against diseases such as tuberculosis #CSLFellows

Congratulations Dr Daniel Pellicci from @TheDohertyInst & @MCRI_for_kids. Awarded an AUD$1.25 million, five-year, CSL Centenary Fellowship in support of research into how we might develop better vaccines against diseases such as tuberculosis #CSLFellows

Connie Wong wants to understand why as many as one fifth of deaths following stroke are caused by pneumonia and other infections.
Stroke not only damages the brain but weakens the immune system and allows bacteria in the gut to escape and cause infection .

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“Congratulations Dr Connie Wong from @MonashUni. Awarded an AUD$1.25 million, five-year, CSL Centenary Fellowship to further research into why s...

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New #CSLfellows Connie Wong has found that stroke weakens the immune system and also causes the gut barrier to break down, allowing bacteria to escape to infect other parts of the body. Can we stop them? @MonashUNI @HeartAust @nhmrc @AAMRI_Aus

New #CSLfellows Connie Wong has found that stroke weakens the immune system and also causes the gut barrier to break down, allowing bacteria to escape to infect other parts of the body. Can we stop them? @MonashUNI @HeartAust  @nhmrc @AAMRI_Aus

Did you know only 30% of Aus Honours (AOs, AMs etc) have gone to women? We’re pumped to be @oneroofco this morning with a room full of women, laying out a blueprint for how we can change this. Because #honoursmatter #honourawoman #VICforWomen

Did you know only 30% of Aus Honours (AOs, AMs etc) have gone to women? We’re pumped to be @oneroofco this morning with a room full of women, laying out a blueprint for how we can change this. Because #honoursmatter #honourawoman #VICforWomen

The govt is unable, or unwilling, to deal honestly with the message iPCC climate scientists are trying to convey. If this is due to ignorance, it has to be deliberate ignorance & shows contempt for both science & central ideas re relative risk & the precautionary principle.

Master of #CancerSciences: a flexible, fully online degree, designed for working cancer professionals, presented by @unimelb & #VCCCalliance experts. Apply today for a fee assistance award and start the course in 2019: https://t.co/3SdgIMv3sk

Master of #CancerSciences: a flexible, fully online degree, designed for working cancer professionals, presented by @unimelb & #VCCCalliance experts. Apply today for a fee assistance award and start the course in 2019: https://t.co/3SdgIMv3sk

All invited to our annual @AIMSSresearch Symposium this October 22nd. Seven presentations. Prof. Debra Waters from @otago will be our international guest speaker. See you there!
#falls #fractures #osteoarthritis #sarcopenia #osteoporosis #osteosarcopenia #stemcells

All invited to our annual @AIMSSresearch Symposium this October 22nd. Seven presentations. Prof. Debra Waters from @otago will be our international guest speaker. See you there!
#falls #fractures #osteoarthritis #sarcopenia #osteoporosis #osteosarcopenia #stemcells

Big congratulations to @TraceySpicer for being awarded this honour. Her advocacy in the #metoo space has been both tireless and selfless and we applaud her incredible work wholeheartedly. Thank you for all your hard work.

Tracey Spicer AM on Twitter

“Oh dear, I am completely overwhelmed! Thank you to the judges and @womensagenda for this honour. This is for everyone who’s experienced s...

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We can’t wait to see you at #IDWeek in San Fran 10/3-10/7! Stop by the Seqirus booths 124 and 224 to visit our team and hear the latest on how we’re strengthening #flu protection across the globe

We can’t wait to see you at #IDWeek in San Fran 10/3-10/7! Stop by the Seqirus booths 124 and 224 to visit our team and hear the latest on how we’re strengthening #flu protection across the globe

"No child should suffer from illnesses we know how to prevent. Gavi's passion & commitment are at the heart of what's needed to create a world where every child can grow up healthy & happy & have the opportunity to become successful adults."
~@PaulPolman, CEO @Unilever

#GotLife

"No child should suffer from illnesses we know how to prevent. Gavi's passion & commitment are at the heart of what's needed to create a world where every child can grow up healthy & happy & have the opportunity to become successful adults."
~@PaulPolman, CEO @Unilever

#GotLife

BREAKING NEWS:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter.

BREAKING NEWS: 
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter.

Congratulations to @victoriauninews student and Producer @kvbeth for being awarded the @Google @womentechmakers award in Asia Pacific!

We are proud to have her working with @vuacademy and wish her the best of luck in Singapore #recognition #womenintech

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“I am so excited to announce that I have won a Google Women Techmakers Scholar award! I will be flying to Singapore next week for the @WomenTech...

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Applauding 👏 the focus of Shadow Minister @SouthwickMP on people, their capability and an investment plan to connect them for the future health & wealth of Victoria & Victorians @Mary_Wooldridge #innovation #HMR

Applauding 👏 the focus of Shadow Minister @SouthwickMP on people, their capability and an investment plan to connect them for the future health & wealth of Victoria & Victorians @Mary_Wooldridge #innovation #HMR

Nobel Prize in physics awarded for ‘tools made of light’; first woman in 55 years honored https://t.co/1ZhTQRexew

Nobel Prize in physics awarded for ‘tools made of light’; first woman in 55 years honored https://t.co/1ZhTQRexew

Despite hard work across the globe 🌍, not everyone has access to live saving vaccines💉

We're going to change that - for GOOD.

We're working to reach the estimated 20 million children 👶👧👦who still don't receive the basic vaccines they need.

#ProtectedTogether #UHC

Despite hard work across the globe 🌍, not everyone has access to live saving vaccines💉

We're going to change that - for GOOD.

We're working to reach the estimated 20 million children 👶👧👦who still don't receive the basic vaccines they need.

#ProtectedTogether #UHC
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Researchers from RMIT and @ANUmedia have developed groundbreaking technology for controlling the body’s own immune response to brain damage, in an advance that could prove crucial in treating brain injuries. Read more: https://t.co/wNdKCEleaM

Researchers from RMIT and @ANUmedia have developed groundbreaking technology for controlling the body’s own immune response to brain damage, in an advance that could prove crucial in treating brain injuries. Read more: https://t.co/wNdKCEleaM

NEW DATA released today: for every dollar we invest in medical research in Australia, we gain a significant $3.90 return to our economy. Find out more in a new report by KPMG on the impact of medical research in Australia. #medicalresearchdelivers https://t.co/FWSK5Ldyhr

NEW DATA released today: for every dollar we invest in medical research in Australia, we gain a significant $3.90 return to our economy. Find out more in a new report by KPMG on the impact of medical research in Australia. #medicalresearchdelivers https://t.co/FWSK5Ldyhr

“The #CSLFellows are a group of exceptionally bright young Australians, each with decades of research ahead of them, and who will become some of Australia’s pre-eminent scientists.” @MonashUni @TheDohertyInst @MCRI_for_kids @cwonglab @DanielPellicci

“The #CSLFellows are a group of exceptionally bright young Australians, each with decades of research ahead of them, and who will become some of Australia’s pre-eminent scientists.” @MonashUni @TheDohertyInst @MCRI_for_kids @cwonglab @DanielPellicci

#CSLFellows Dr Connie Wong and Dr Daniel Pellicci will be funded through the $25 million CSL Centenary Fellowships program, which was established in 2016 to support mid-career Australian scientists to pursue world-class medical research. @AAMRI_Aus @nhmrc

Australian Scientists awarded $2.5m for research into new immune therapies and complications of stroke

Australian Scientists awarded $2.5m for research into new immune therapies and complications of stroke

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“I hope that in five years’ time I will have made a difference in how patients with stroke are treated, found new ways of stopping infection, and developed therapies to wake up the immune system without damaging effects.” #cslfellows @MonashUni @cwonglab

1,600 Australian women are diagnosed with #ovariancancer each year. Despite popular belief, there is no early diagnostic test or screening to pick up the disease early. Women should speak to their GPs if they expereince symptoms.
@abcnews #Mythbusting

More than half of women believe pap smears detect this cancer. They're wrong

Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease on the rise, but there is no screening program for it and the majority of women are unaware of its symptoms.

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Did you hear about our #Auto2pharma manufacturing transition session with @Pfizer #Melbourne, @IDTAus, @DEDJTR & others? Read what @AMTeditor had to say in the Oct/Nov edition of Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine our now. @AMTIL_AUS https://t.co/WXAhGYDyAY

Did you hear about our #Auto2pharma manufacturing transition session with @Pfizer #Melbourne, @IDTAus, @DEDJTR & others? Read what @AMTeditor had to say in the Oct/Nov edition of Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine our now. @AMTIL_AUS https://t.co/WXAhGYDyAY

Applauding 👏 the focus of Shadow Minister @SouthwickMP on people, their capability and an investment plan to connect them for the future health & wealth of Victoria & Victorians @Mary_Wooldridge #innovation #HMR

Applauding 👏 the focus of Shadow Minister @SouthwickMP on people, their capability and an investment plan to connect them for the future health & wealth of Victoria & Victorians @Mary_Wooldridge #innovation #HMR

Doing some fun #pharmacophore modelling this week @SVIResearch #drugdiscovery #research #Mesmerised

Doing some fun #pharmacophore modelling this week @SVIResearch #drugdiscovery #research #Mesmerised

2018 #NobelPrize Laureate James Allison: "I didn't get in to this to cure #cancer, I got into this because I wanted to know how T-cells worked…I’m lucky to see, as a basic scientist, my work end up 20 years later helping patients.” #immunotherapy #solvecancer

2018 #NobelPrize Laureate James Allison: "I didn't get in to this to cure #cancer, I got into this because I wanted to know how T-cells worked…I’m lucky to see, as a basic scientist, my work end up 20 years later helping patients.” #immunotherapy #solvecancer

Congratulations to @victoriauninews student and Producer @kvbeth for being awarded the @Google @womentechmakers award in Asia Pacific!

We are proud to have her working with @vuacademy and wish her the best of luck in Singapore #recognition #womenintech

kati elizabeth on Twitter

“I am so excited to announce that I have won a Google Women Techmakers Scholar award! I will be flying to Singapore next week for the @WomenTech...

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Our Spring newsletter is out! Director, Prof Tom Kay leads the way: The #diabetes work occurring in our labs is based on our strong belief that improved treatment & new preventative strategies will only follow a greater understanding of disease processes.https://t.co/d0nATcaKh0

Our Spring newsletter is out! Director, Prof Tom Kay leads the way: The #diabetes work occurring in our labs is based on our strong belief that improved treatment & new preventative strategies will only follow a greater understanding of disease processes.https://t.co/d0nATcaKh0

Newsletter is out! Check out @EasternHealthau's #AlliedHealth #Research. We've been busy- global ranking news was exciting; STAT project's outcomes are impressive for reducing waiting lists; EH OTs presented at Vic-Tas conference & more https://t.co/fKZ6arS3lD

Newsletter is out! Check out @EasternHealthau's #AlliedHealth #Research. We've been busy- global ranking news was exciting; STAT project's outcomes are impressive for reducing waiting lists; EH OTs  presented at Vic-Tas conference & more https://t.co/fKZ6arS3lD

I was part of a panel for the Science Gallery Melbourne exhibition, "Perfection". The panel discussion was titled "Go Hack Yourself" and was broadcast on ABC Radio National. It is available as a podcast here, if you're interested.

Go Hack Yourself

Would you, do you, could you biohack your own body?

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#Geelong local Dr Nishar Hameed is our joint 2018 #postdoc Award winner, presenting his innovative work with @Swinburne & @Deakin in strong, light #carbon fibres, with next-gen applications to advanced #manufacturing that can revitalise the region's industry @Vic_LeadSci!

#Geelong local Dr Nishar Hameed is our joint 2018 #postdoc Award winner, presenting his innovative work with @Swinburne & @Deakin in strong, light #carbon fibres, with next-gen applications to advanced #manufacturing that can revitalise the region's industry @Vic_LeadSci!
#Geelong local Dr Nishar Hameed is our joint 2018 #postdoc Award winner, presenting his innovative work with @Swinburne & @Deakin in strong, light #carbon fibres, with next-gen applications to advanced #manufacturing that can revitalise the region's industry @Vic_LeadSci!
#Geelong local Dr Nishar Hameed is our joint 2018 #postdoc Award winner, presenting his innovative work with @Swinburne & @Deakin in strong, light #carbon fibres, with next-gen applications to advanced #manufacturing that can revitalise the region's industry @Vic_LeadSci!

So proud and happy to establish our #bone and #muscle #histomorphometry facilities @AIMSSresearch. We are open for business and colllaborations!
#sarcopenia #osteoporosis #osteosarcopenia #SupportMusculoskeletalResearch

So proud and happy to establish our #bone and #muscle #histomorphometry facilities @AIMSSresearch. We are open for business and colllaborations!
#sarcopenia #osteoporosis #osteosarcopenia #SupportMusculoskeletalResearch
So proud and happy to establish our #bone and #muscle #histomorphometry facilities @AIMSSresearch. We are open for business and colllaborations!
#sarcopenia #osteoporosis #osteosarcopenia #SupportMusculoskeletalResearch
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