All good things come to an end

Following an extensive review, the Board has decided that Biomedical Research Victoria should cease operations at the end of the year.

Victoria has a vibrant, collaborative and sustainable biomedical research community and we’re proud of our role in its growth. We believe that the job we set out to do is largely done, and that this is the right time to make this decision.

BioMedVic was established in 2001 as the Bio21 Cluster, part of the Victorian Government’s Science and Technology Initiative that seeded a series of innovative undertakings that saw biomedical research flourish in Victoria. More than 40 per cent of Federal Government support for medical research flows to Victorian institutions, supporting 25,000 researchers and clinicians whose discoveries and inventions are changing lives. The commercial biomedical sector employs 21,000 people and generates more than $12.7 billion dollars a year.

With the invaluable support of our Member organisations, BioMedVic has played its part in catalysing this growth, enabling its Members to speak with one voice to government. Research today is generally more integrated, resulting in a suite of initiatives working across organisations in genomics, drug development, clinical trials, bioinformatics, medical devices, translational research, platform technologies and more.

BioMedVic’s CEO and the Chairs of the two Board subcommittees, HRDF and SAC, have taken guidance from committee members in relation to how the value of these groups can endure. Similarly, we are working on a plan to support our much-lauded UROP research skills training program. Details are yet to be resolved but we are working hard to ensure that the benefits of these key activities can continue to be realised.

While BioMedVic’s legacy from the past 20 years is evident, we are planning an opportunity to explore how biomedical research might change Victoria in the next two decades. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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To complement the work underway with metropolitan & regional health services, the VHA has established a Rural Health Workforce Special Interest Group to develop state-wide solution-focused positions on health workforce issues.

To complement the work underway with metropolitan & regional health services, the VHA has established a Rural Health Workforce Special Interest Group to develop state-wide solution-focused positions on health workforce issues.

It's an honour to join such distinguished company as one of 25 new-elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering. Read about all the #NewFellows2019 @ATSE_AU here https://t.co/9sCTSUYz8C #STEM #techreadiness #globalchallenges #DiversityandInclusion

It's an honour to join such distinguished company as one of 25 new-elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering. Read about all the #NewFellows2019 @ATSE_AU here https://t.co/9sCTSUYz8C #STEM #techreadiness #globalchallenges #DiversityandInclusion

SILVER MEDAL! The Women’s Pair have an epic sprint with New Zealand and come away with a silver medal! #ARTeam #WRChamps

SILVER MEDAL! The Women’s Pair have an epic sprint with New Zealand and come away with a silver medal! #ARTeam #WRChamps

For @Aus_ScienceWeek we’re celebrating CSL’s past visionaries, who are responsible for important discoveries in #science that we continue to benefit from today. First up, our #scientists measuring the potency of insulin which helped improve international standards #ScienceWeek

For @Aus_ScienceWeek we’re celebrating CSL’s past visionaries, who are responsible for important discoveries in #science that we continue to benefit from today. First up, our #scientists measuring the potency of insulin which helped improve international standards #ScienceWeek

Spotted: one of our wonderful @UROP_Biomedvic students winning an award at the UROP student conference! Well done to Olivia and her supervisor @Avnika_R - just 2 examples of the brilliant success of this program for getting undergraduates into research labs. #uropinspired

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“Congratulations to the #UROPinspired presentation winners; Olivia D’Rozario, Jet Osborne and Kathleen Zeglinski! Celebrating the fantasti...

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At last ... in the house at NWC2019. So exciting & excited! Warming up for 1st semi final @AussieDiamonds v Sth Africa Go Diamonds 💎 🇦🇺 #ThisIsNetball

At last ... in the house at NWC2019. So exciting & excited! Warming up for 1st semi final @AussieDiamonds v Sth Africa Go Diamonds 💎 🇦🇺 #ThisIsNetball
At last ... in the house at NWC2019. So exciting & excited! Warming up for 1st semi final @AussieDiamonds v Sth Africa Go Diamonds 💎 🇦🇺 #ThisIsNetball

Did you know that you can publish for free at the @BioMedVic Events Diary to share your event with a wider network? It will be included in our online calendar and will reach stakeholders' inboxes. Submit your event today: https://t.co/ouvNznfVMh #EventsDiary

Did you know that you can publish for free at the @BioMedVic Events Diary to share your event with a wider network? It will be included in our online calendar and will reach stakeholders' inboxes. Submit your event today: https://t.co/ouvNznfVMh #EventsDiary

Read @CatrionaNR interview for @BioMedVic: https://t.co/u1W7KkSueg Since her @UROP_Biomedvic placement in 2013, her career has sky-rocketed! Read on and get #UROPinspired

Read @CatrionaNR interview for @BioMedVic: https://t.co/u1W7KkSueg Since her @UROP_Biomedvic placement in 2013, her career has sky-rocketed! Read on and get #UROPinspired

Our Director of Intensive Care Research, Professor Rinaldo Bellomo AO, today received the @BioMedVic Clinician Researcher Career Recognition Award, honouring his prolific contribution to medical research. Congratulations Prof Bellomo!

Our Director of Intensive Care Research, Professor Rinaldo Bellomo AO, today received the @BioMedVic Clinician Researcher Career Recognition Award, honouring his prolific contribution to medical research. Congratulations Prof Bellomo!

Eastern Health and Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) have partnered to provide a new support system to people experiencing elder abuse across Melbourne’s east. Find out more: https://t.co/iyi2KkE1ca

Eastern Health and Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) have partnered to provide a new support system to people experiencing elder abuse across Melbourne’s east. Find out more: https://t.co/iyi2KkE1ca

Join us as we celebrate the remarkable Prof Rinaldo Bellomo AO at the Award ceremony this Thu 26 June @Austin_Health 4.30-6.00pm. Read more & Register
Spread the word!!🏆 https://t.co/pN7efjksqS

Join us as we celebrate the remarkable Prof Rinaldo Bellomo AO at the Award ceremony this Thu 26 June @Austin_Health 4.30-6.00pm. Read more & Register  
Spread the word!!🏆 https://t.co/pN7efjksqS

@BioMedVic @Austin_Health Love you to join us @iculisah @jones_daza @PetervanWijnga2 @tomegirl40 @Bio21Institute to celebrate the remarkable Prof Rinaldo Bellomo AO at the BioMedVic Award event this Thu 26 June @Austin_Health 4.30-6.00pm. Read more & Register Spread the word!!

BioMedVic Clinician Researcher Career Recognition Award

Join BioMedVic and Austin Health to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Professor Rinaldo Bellomo AO Recipient of the BioMedVic Cl...

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@BioMedVic @Austin_Health Congratulations Prof @BellomoRinaldo! Latest papers and some facts are on display outside the Library

@BioMedVic @Austin_Health Congratulations Prof @BellomoRinaldo! Latest papers and some facts are on display outside the Library
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My week on Twitter 🎉: 7 New Followers. See yours with https://t.co/rF5y8MSrf4

My week on Twitter 🎉: 7 New Followers. See yours with https://t.co/rF5y8MSrf4

My week on Twitter 🎉: 1 Mention, 1 Retweet, 3.02K Retweet Reach, 7 New Followers. See yours with https://t.co/rF5y8MSrf4

My week on Twitter 🎉: 1 Mention, 1 Retweet, 3.02K Retweet Reach, 7 New Followers. See yours with https://t.co/rF5y8MSrf4

@ElizabethFinkel #plenary on Gene therapy.. "never before seen such a disruptive therapy or the most expensive. No longer mass blockbusters. 12 gene therapies on market. 2022- 40 next year." @AusBiotech #AUSBIO2019 @CosmosMagazine @ElizabethFinkel #plenary

@ElizabethFinkel  #plenary on Gene therapy.. "never before seen such a disruptive therapy or the most expensive. No longer mass blockbusters. 12 gene therapies on market. 2022- 40 next year."  @AusBiotech  #AUSBIO2019   @CosmosMagazine @ElizabethFinkel #plenary

AusBiotech welcomes new Board member at #AusBio19 @CSL maintains a presence as Dr Andrea Douglas completes her tenure and Dr Serge Scrofani is elected to the Board. Ms Michelle Burke was elected in new role as Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors. MR: https://t.co/pbbNRmgaTO

AusBiotech welcomes new Board member at #AusBio19  @CSL maintains a presence as Dr Andrea Douglas completes her tenure and Dr Serge Scrofani is elected to the Board. Ms Michelle Burke was elected in new role as Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors. MR: https://t.co/pbbNRmgaTO

The Spring edition of Vitality magazine is now available and filled with stories about the impact our community (that's you) is having on the exceptional care given to patients and families. We couldn't do it without you. Thank you 💜 https://t.co/jAJWGThq3c

The Spring edition of Vitality magazine is now available and filled with stories about the impact our community (that's you) is having on the exceptional care given to patients and families. We couldn't do it without you. Thank you 💜 https://t.co/jAJWGThq3c

Congratulations and welcome to our new Fellows! They're world leaders in applying science, technology and engineering to solve real-world problems. And almost half of them are women, our highest proportion ever. Meet the #NewFellows2019 here: https://t.co/dUaqkbqnja

Congratulations and welcome to our new Fellows! They're world leaders in applying science, technology and engineering to solve real-world problems. And almost half of them are women, our highest proportion ever. Meet the #NewFellows2019 here: https://t.co/dUaqkbqnja

It's an honour to join such distinguished company as one of 25 new-elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering. Read about all the #NewFellows2019 @ATSE_AU here https://t.co/9sCTSUYz8C #STEM #techreadiness #globalchallenges #DiversityandInclusion

It's an honour to join such distinguished company as one of 25 new-elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering. Read about all the #NewFellows2019 @ATSE_AU here https://t.co/9sCTSUYz8C #STEM #techreadiness #globalchallenges #DiversityandInclusion

My week on Twitter 🎉: 4 Mentions, 5.17K Mention Reach, 11 Likes, 6 Retweets, 7.01K Retweet Reach. See yours with https://t.co/rF5y8MSrf4

My week on Twitter 🎉: 4 Mentions, 5.17K Mention Reach, 11 Likes, 6 Retweets, 7.01K Retweet Reach. See yours with https://t.co/rF5y8MSrf4

Our new Fellow @BioMedVicCEO Professor Jan Tennent FTSE is an exceptional advocate for biomedical research and commercialisation in Australia. 🏥 She is CEO of @BioMedVic. Find out more: https://t.co/83JffvN2aU #NewFellows2019 @UROP_Biomedvic.

Our new Fellow @BioMedVicCEO Professor Jan Tennent FTSE is an exceptional advocate for biomedical research and commercialisation in Australia. 🏥 She is CEO of @BioMedVic. Find out more: https://t.co/83JffvN2aU #NewFellows2019 @UROP_Biomedvic.

We're delighted to announce our new Fellows for 2019! Almost half of them are women, our highest proportion ever. A warm welcome to these outstanding leaders in applied science, technology and engineering. Meet them here: https://t.co/cqZ4QxL50W

We're delighted to announce our new Fellows for 2019! Almost half of them are women, our highest proportion ever. A warm welcome to these outstanding leaders in applied science, technology and engineering. Meet them here: https://t.co/cqZ4QxL50W

Fabulous to see @hearingselfhelp @BioMedVicCEO and @NicoVoelcker made Fellows of @ATSE_au. Congratulations Elaine, Jan and Nico. @Swinburne @BioMedVic @MonashUni @Nanomelb @CSIRO @MIPS_Australia

We are proud to announce that Professor Jan Tennent, @BioMedVicCEO, has been elected #Fellow to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (@ATSE_au). Read more: https://t.co/IFmdnUkKjQ

We are proud to announce that Professor Jan Tennent, @BioMedVicCEO, has been elected #Fellow to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (@ATSE_au). Read more: https://t.co/IFmdnUkKjQ

My week on Twitter 🎉: 1 Mention, 2.17K Mention Reach, 2 Likes, 3 Retweets, 4.78K Retweet Reach. See yours with https://t.co/rF5y8MSrf4

My week on Twitter 🎉: 1 Mention, 2.17K Mention Reach, 2 Likes, 3 Retweets, 4.78K Retweet Reach. See yours with https://t.co/rF5y8MSrf4

"@UROP_Biomedvic scholars are very intelligent and capable, so having them around helps the whole lab on many levels", says Patricia Jusuf (@pr_jusuf), former UROP Supervisor and ongoing supporter. Read the full interview here: https://t.co/yi6FnMKZi7 #UROPinspired

"@UROP_Biomedvic scholars are very intelligent and capable, so having them around helps the whole lab on many levels", says Patricia Jusuf (@pr_jusuf), former UROP Supervisor and ongoing supporter. Read the full interview here: https://t.co/yi6FnMKZi7 #UROPinspired

Huge congratulations to Prof Katherine Kedzierska, Prof Karin Thursky and Prof Monica Slavin for their election to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences! @AAHMS_health @kedzierskalab @NCAS_Aus @UniMelbMDHS @TheRMH @PeterMacCC https://t.co/5lkr2ZborI

Huge congratulations to Prof Katherine Kedzierska, Prof Karin Thursky and Prof Monica Slavin for their election to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences! @AAHMS_health @kedzierskalab @NCAS_Aus @UniMelbMDHS @TheRMH @PeterMacCC https://t.co/5lkr2ZborI

Have you read the new @BioMedVic Newsletter? https://t.co/XyNlIwTjiw 📰

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Have you read the new @BioMedVic Newsletter? https://t.co/XyNlIwTjiw 📰

Find out about sector news, @UROP_Biomedvic updates and relevant events. Subscribe here: https://t.co/IYbXUUTuBn

Congrats @CatrionaNR for your amazing work at the completion seminar! We are sure this is the beginning of a new and exciting journey, and we couldn't be prouder to have played our part with @UROP_Biomedvic. We will be cheerleading all the way! #UROPinspired

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“How do you sum up 3.5 years of work in 40 mins? The PhD has its ups & downs so I'm grateful to have been supported by great mentors & ...

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Are you interested in becoming a highly trained researcher in the #musculoskeletal field? @UoM_Med_Western & @AIMSSresearch deliver exciting and first-class education programs. We are also opening our new Honours Program in 2020. More information? Join us at our #research EXPO.

Are you interested in becoming a highly trained researcher in the #musculoskeletal field? @UoM_Med_Western & @AIMSSresearch deliver exciting and first-class education programs. We are also opening our new Honours Program in 2020. More information? Join us at our #research EXPO.
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