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

BioMedVic Board Meeting

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.

Advocacy

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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.

2017 Comms Forum panel

Submissions

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

Our Programs

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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.

Parliament of Victoria

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.

Featured News

Featured Events

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The Australian Academy of Science welcomes 21 new Fellows today. Find out more: https://t.co/5J7rvWtKyd
#ShineDome18
Here they are:

The Australian Academy of Science welcomes 21 new Fellows today. Find out more: https://t.co/5J7rvWtKyd
#ShineDome18
Here they are:

AIMSS Events this coming week:

Tuesday 22nd May 5pm: AIMSS Seminar Series A/Prof Levinger talks on bone-muscle interaction and pathology progression

Friday 25th May 9am: AIMSS Research meeting (AIMSS members only)

Get them in your diary!

AIMSS Events this coming week: 

Tuesday 22nd May 5pm: AIMSS Seminar Series A/Prof Levinger talks on bone-muscle interaction and pathology progression

Friday 25th May 9am: AIMSS Research meeting (AIMSS members only) 

Get them in your diary!

Advances in Microscopy Symposium. If you are wanting any more info about Microscopy at Melbourne, then follow us on twitter (@BOMPUoM) or join our mailing list (email BOMP-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au) #unimelbSBS @UniMelbMDHS

Opportunity: #MTPConnect is recruiting a Director Corporate Communications. This senior-level role would suit an experienced professional with all-round skills, with #medtech, #biotech and #pharma sector experience highly regarded #scicomm https://t.co/D5Nwq2BNFX

Opportunity: #MTPConnect is recruiting a Director Corporate Communications. This senior-level role would suit an experienced professional with all-round skills, with #medtech, #biotech and #pharma sector experience highly regarded #scicomm https://t.co/D5Nwq2BNFX

A/Prof Jeanie Cheong is an expert in the #newborn brain, she's received a Medical Research Future Fund fellowship to train the next generation of researchers to help children reach full potential @healthgovau @nhmrc @MCRI_for_kids #MRFF #newbornresearch

Swinburne has supported a group of @Haileybury high school students who have designed and built an experiment to help understand how a smart fluid acts in microgravity conditions. The experiment blasts off to the International @Space_Station today: https://t.co/2StEYcYDbq

Swinburne has supported a group of @Haileybury high school students who have designed and built an experiment to help understand how a smart fluid acts in microgravity conditions. The experiment blasts off to the International @Space_Station today: https://t.co/2StEYcYDbq

What are the opportunities for cancer clinical trials in Victoria? Hear Prof Grant McArthur @Prof_G_McArthur, Dr Hang Quach @StVincentsMelb, Prof Mark Rosenthal @PeterMacCC and clinical trial patients from St Vincent’s & @Western_Health Mon 21 May 5:30pm https://t.co/4UNVVqD4uA

What are the opportunities for cancer clinical trials in Victoria? Hear Prof Grant McArthur @Prof_G_McArthur, Dr Hang Quach @StVincentsMelb, Prof Mark Rosenthal @PeterMacCC and clinical trial patients from St Vincent’s & @Western_Health Mon 21 May 5:30pm https://t.co/4UNVVqD4uA

Warmest congratulations to esteemed colleague Professor Anne Kelso, CEO @nhmrc on her re-appointment for a further 5yr period announced this morning by Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP

Warmest congratulations to esteemed colleague Professor Anne Kelso, CEO @nhmrc on her re-appointment for a further 5yr period announced this morning by Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP

Health Minister @GregHuntMP visited Peter Mac today to launch a new @nhmrc public awareness campaign about clinical trials. Thanks to @HawthornFC skipper @JarrydRoughead2 for being ambassador and lending support to this important initiative #ClinicalTrialsDay @ACTAcommunity

Health Minister @GregHuntMP visited Peter Mac today to launch a new @nhmrc public awareness campaign about clinical trials. Thanks to @HawthornFC skipper @JarrydRoughead2 for being ambassador and lending support to this important initiative #ClinicalTrialsDay @ACTAcommunity

Ian Frazer talking about the importance of training for our future #clinicaltrials sector. @praxisaus #ResearchEssentials making an impact.

Ian Frazer talking about the importance of training for our future #clinicaltrials sector. @praxisaus #ResearchEssentials making an impact.

2018 Clinical Trial of the Year winner is the APTS Trial, the Australian Placental Transfusion Study, IMPACT Network. The largest ever #RCT of its kind, the APTS has collected evidence to underpin changes in clinical care for pre-term, tiny babies. @ACTAcommunity #ICTD2018

2018 Clinical Trial of the Year winner is the APTS Trial, the Australian Placental Transfusion Study, IMPACT Network. The largest ever #RCT of its kind, the APTS has collected evidence to underpin changes in clinical care for pre-term, tiny babies. @ACTAcommunity #ICTD2018

It’s simple, says Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP “Clinical trials protect lives and save lives” - at the 2018 @ACTAcommunity National Tribute & Awards Ceremony celebrating #ICTD2018

It’s simple, says Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP “Clinical trials protect lives and save lives” - at the 2018 @ACTAcommunity National Tribute & Awards Ceremony celebrating #ICTD2018
It’s simple, says Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP “Clinical trials protect lives and save lives” - at the 2018 @ACTAcommunity National Tribute & Awards Ceremony celebrating #ICTD2018
It’s simple, says Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP “Clinical trials protect lives and save lives” - at the 2018 @ACTAcommunity National Tribute & Awards Ceremony celebrating #ICTD2018

@BronwynHarch gives the #Keynote at the @atse_au @_IMNIS National Launch at @KPMG Melbourne. @MVEG001

@BronwynHarch gives the #Keynote at the @atse_au @_IMNIS National Launch at @KPMG Melbourne. @MVEG001

Professor Bronwyn Harch (@BronwynHarch) will be speaking about ISA's 2030 innovation goals, role of initiatives like IMNIS and to also officially launch IMNIS nationally!! #IMNIS #IMNISnationallaunch

Professor Bronwyn Harch (@BronwynHarch) will be speaking about ISA's 2030 innovation goals, role of initiatives like IMNIS and to also officially launch IMNIS nationally!! #IMNIS #IMNISnationallaunch

Congrats to our Project Fund Program recipient @_IMNIS on today's launch in Melbourne in conjunction with #IGCs @NERAnetwork & @METSIgnited - and for the first time all IMNIS programs are on offer in every state in Australia, what a major achievement! #IMNISnationallaunch

Congrats to our Project Fund Program recipient @_IMNIS on today's launch in Melbourne in conjunction with #IGCs @NERAnetwork & @METSIgnited - and for the first time all IMNIS programs are on offer in every state in Australia, what a major achievement! #IMNISnationallaunch
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PhD students and postdocs, one week to go until our FREE editorial careers webcast. @ns_dean will talk about his career and the role of an editor. Register here: https://t.co/RPBVF5FOHf
For more information about our jobs visit our website https://t.co/DU2llfVQnG #PhD

PhD students and postdocs, one week to go until our FREE editorial careers webcast.  @ns_dean will talk about his career and the role of an editor. Register here: https://t.co/RPBVF5FOHf 
For more information about our jobs visit our website https://t.co/DU2llfVQnG #PhD

We all use it to keep in touch on social media and catch up on the latest news - #DYK Wi-Fi is an Australian invention? The true breakthrough for Wi-Fi was in 1993 with the development of the wireless LAN (Local Area Network) by a team of @CSIROnews radio astronomers.

We all use it to keep in touch on social media and catch up on the latest news - #DYK Wi-Fi is an Australian invention? The true breakthrough for Wi-Fi was in 1993 with the development of the wireless LAN (Local Area Network) by a team of @CSIROnews radio astronomers.

A/Prof Jeanie Cheong is an expert in the #newborn brain, she's received a Medical Research Future Fund fellowship to train the next generation of researchers to help children reach full potential @healthgovau @nhmrc @MCRI_for_kids #MRFF #newbornresearch

It’s simple, says Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP “Clinical trials protect lives and save lives” - at the 2018 @ACTAcommunity National Tribute & Awards Ceremony celebrating #ICTD2018

It’s simple, says Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP “Clinical trials protect lives and save lives” - at the 2018 @ACTAcommunity National Tribute & Awards Ceremony celebrating #ICTD2018
It’s simple, says Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP “Clinical trials protect lives and save lives” - at the 2018 @ACTAcommunity National Tribute & Awards Ceremony celebrating #ICTD2018
It’s simple, says Minister for Heath @GregHuntMP “Clinical trials protect lives and save lives” - at the 2018 @ACTAcommunity National Tribute & Awards Ceremony celebrating #ICTD2018

2018 Clinical Trial of the Year winner is the APTS Trial, the Australian Placental Transfusion Study, IMPACT Network. The largest ever #RCT of its kind, the APTS has collected evidence to underpin changes in clinical care for pre-term, tiny babies. @ACTAcommunity #ICTD2018

2018 Clinical Trial of the Year winner is the APTS Trial, the Australian Placental Transfusion Study, IMPACT Network. The largest ever #RCT of its kind, the APTS has collected evidence to underpin changes in clinical care for pre-term, tiny babies. @ACTAcommunity #ICTD2018

Delighted to announce Dr Kylie Mason has been appointed Chair of VCCC Cancer Education & Training Advisory Committee. Key leadership role in critical portfolio for VCCC - building an outstanding #cancer workforce for Vic @VicGovDHHS @PeterMacCC @UniMelbMDHS @TheRMH @ms_mbarrett

Delighted to announce Dr Kylie Mason has been appointed Chair of VCCC Cancer Education & Training Advisory Committee. Key leadership role in critical portfolio for VCCC - building an outstanding #cancer workforce for Vic @VicGovDHHS @PeterMacCC @UniMelbMDHS @TheRMH @ms_mbarrett

Delighted to be @kpmgaustralia in #Melbourne this morning for the National Launch of @_IMNIS Industry Mentoring Network in STEM #IMNISnationallaunch

Delighted to be @kpmgaustralia in #Melbourne this morning for the National Launch of @_IMNIS Industry Mentoring Network in STEM #IMNISnationallaunch

#DYK: Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences is surrounded by a native garden of traditional Australian bush remedy plants and trees.

Knowledge systems of Victorian Aboriginal Peoples passed down remedies over the generations - potentially even tens of thousands of years.

Dr. Amanda Caples on Twitter

“Discover local #knowledge of bush remedies through this beautifully curated exhibition @UniMelbMDHS @knowledgemelb @melbournemuseum @RoyalSocie...

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Important discussion about what triggers an allergic reaction and how we could decrease #allergy and #asthma in kids, link to our #gutmicrobes - just one point that the @NatureComms study cited didn’t show more diverse diet prevented #asthma, but #fibre did

tim spector on Twitter

“Peanuts on airplanes @rickygervais Hi Ricky - enjoyed your flight story on #humanity and wanted to share some real science behind peanuts and w...

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Are you an early to mid-career MDHS researcher wanting to make an impact? The inaugural Dean's Innovation Grants are for projects with translation potential not covered by existing funding schemes. Get in quick: application deadline is 6 June. https://t.co/xByZWqQOlQ

Are you an early to mid-career MDHS researcher wanting to make an impact? The inaugural Dean's Innovation Grants are for projects with translation potential not covered by existing funding schemes. Get in quick: application deadline is 6 June. https://t.co/xByZWqQOlQ

It feels like we are now standing right at the very tipping point for genomics transforming healthcare in Australia.

In 10yrs let’s all together look back and say “we made a BIG difference” and this was the moment that difference was enabled.

@AusGenomics @GregHuntMP

Australian Genomics on Twitter

“$500M over ten years for a Genomics Health Futures Mission. The largest single investment from the Medical Research Future Fund to date. Wonder...

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Delighted that #Budget2018 delivers for the #medtech #biotech and #pharma sector. Great to engage with @SenatorCash on the R&D Tax Incentive cap exemption for #clinicaltrials, and welcome significant @healthgovau initiatives w $1.3b National Health & Medical Industry Growth Plan

MTPConnect on Twitter

“What announcements in #Budget2018 are relevant to the #medtech #biotech and #pharma sector? Full details on our website https://t.co/NMzIxuDsEA...

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Today is #WorldLupusDay #NHMRC has contributed over $44m in funding for Lupus research. Lupus is a global health problem that affects people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders and ages. Read more here https://t.co/sH5i0R2iqa

Today is #WorldLupusDay #NHMRC has contributed over $44m in funding for Lupus research. Lupus is a global health problem that affects people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders and ages. Read more here https://t.co/sH5i0R2iqa

#DYK the medical application of penicillin is the work of Aussie scientist Sir Howard Florey, which he started in 1939? By 1943 the Allied Forces were distributing penicillin to troops fighting in WWII and in 1945 Florey won a Nobel Prize for his amazing contributions.

#DYK the medical application of penicillin is the work of Aussie scientist Sir Howard Florey, which he started in 1939? By 1943 the Allied Forces were distributing penicillin to troops fighting in WWII and in 1945 Florey won a Nobel Prize for his amazing contributions.

Congratulations @gracelethlean winner of the @biomelb Emerging Woman in Leadership 2018. @ANDHealthAU #nerdsinstem #productdesign You can’t be what you can’t see! #WomeninSTEM #EmpoweringPeople

#MTPConnect is delighted to announce Dr Dan Grant as CEO, commencing in July 2018. Dr Grant brings a wealth of experience to the role and Australian MTP sector, from an extensive career in the pharmaceutical, medical research and higher education sectors https://t.co/jCEIgeXFje

#MTPConnect is delighted to announce Dr Dan Grant as CEO, commencing in July 2018. Dr Grant brings a wealth of experience to the role and Australian MTP sector, from an extensive career in the pharmaceutical, medical research and higher education sectors https://t.co/jCEIgeXFje

Today we're pleased to announce that Professor Margaret Gardner AO will continue to lead the University until 2024. https://t.co/sJ8ynd1pto

Today we're pleased to announce that Professor Margaret Gardner AO will continue to lead the University until 2024. https://t.co/sJ8ynd1pto
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