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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.@ProfPCDoherty said one of the keys to science communication is using people who are good at communicating #CommsForum2018

Was so interesting to hear from @clementine_ford about gender inequality in communications #CommsForum2018

Great insights about advocacy and communicating in public health from @ADAVB’s CEO @Matt_Hopcraft #CommsForum2018

Delighted to have @clementine_ford give the keynote & moderate the panel in the final session of the @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 And the question... Communications: A pink-collared job?

Delighted to have @clementine_ford give the keynote & moderate the panel in the final session of the @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 And the question... Communications: A pink-collared job?
Delighted to have @clementine_ford give the keynote & moderate the panel in the final session of the @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 And the question... Communications: A pink-collared job?

Katrina Cutler from Qld Genomics shares the challenges & opportunities afforded by working with an alliance of strong, well-established & eminent organisations. Adding value to clinical research & translating that into meaningful outcomes for people. @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018

Katrina Cutler from Qld Genomics shares the challenges & opportunities afforded by working with an alliance of strong, well-established & eminent organisations. Adding value to clinical research & translating that into meaningful outcomes for people. @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018

Learning lots about @SugarFreeSmiles and the pros & cons of using social media, Twitter, to raise awareness and successful advocacy campaigns from @Matt_Hopcraft #CommsForum2018

Learning lots about @SugarFreeSmiles and the pros & cons of using social media, Twitter, to raise awareness and successful advocacy campaigns from @Matt_Hopcraft  #CommsForum2018
Learning lots about @SugarFreeSmiles and the pros & cons of using social media, Twitter, to raise awareness and successful advocacy campaigns from @Matt_Hopcraft  #CommsForum2018

Researchers need to be advocates for their research, past publications, in order to have impact and make change – @ADAVB @adavbceo #CommsForum2018

Researchers need to be advocates for their research, past publications, in order to have impact and make change – @ADAVB @adavbceo #CommsForum2018

Not quite on the couch but Amanda Place @adnama1963 leads the panel in Q&A in the Seat at the Table session @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018

Not quite on the couch but Amanda Place @adnama1963 leads the panel in Q&A in the Seat at the Table session @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018

Draw on the skills of organisational Comms Professionals at the earliest stage possible - give them a Seat at the Table - and reap the reward of increased stakeholder engagement Andrew Crettenden @StVHealthAust

Draw on the skills of organisational Comms Professionals at the earliest stage possible - give them a Seat at the Table - and reap the reward of increased stakeholder engagement Andrew Crettenden @StVHealthAust
Draw on the skills of organisational Comms Professionals at the earliest stage possible - give them a Seat at the Table - and reap the reward of increased stakeholder engagement Andrew Crettenden @StVHealthAust

“A Communications Director that can add value to an organisation will be valued” says Christine Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive @MelbourneHealth @TheRMH @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018

Listen with respect, try to understand where it’s coming from, suggest don’t instruct, be sensitive - wise advice from @ProfPCDoherty speaking @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 at the magnificent @RMIT Storey Hall

Listen with respect, try to understand where it’s coming from, suggest don’t instruct, be sensitive - wise advice from @ProfPCDoherty speaking @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 at the magnificent @RMIT Storey Hall

The @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 is off to an enthusiastic start with @ProfPCDoherty presenting the new tricks he’s learnt along the way in science communication!

The @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 is off to an enthusiastic start with @ProfPCDoherty presenting the new tricks he’s learnt along the way in science communication!
The @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 is off to an enthusiastic start with @ProfPCDoherty presenting the new tricks he’s learnt along the way in science communication!
The @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 is off to an enthusiastic start with @ProfPCDoherty presenting the new tricks he’s learnt along the way in science communication!
The @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 is off to an enthusiastic start with @ProfPCDoherty presenting the new tricks he’s learnt along the way in science communication!

Fantastic day ahead at the @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018, great to be back! Thanks to @BioMedVicCEO and the team for bringing health communicators together to share, learn and connect.

Fantastic day ahead at the @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018, great to be back! Thanks to @BioMedVicCEO and the team for bringing health communicators together to share, learn and connect.

Barely 1 more sleep until the @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 gets underway in the fabulous @rmit Storey Hall. Excited to hear keynotes from @ProfPCDoherty & @clementine_ford plus insights from a bevy of comms professionals & #HMR execs from across #Melb.

Barely 1 more sleep until the @BioMedVic #CommsForum2018 gets underway in the fabulous @rmit Storey Hall. Excited to hear keynotes from @ProfPCDoherty & @clementine_ford plus insights from a bevy of comms professionals & #HMR execs from across #Melb.

Nominations for the 2018 RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research are now OPEN in Category II: Biomedical & Health Sciences. The Medal has been presented over 59 years to Victorian scientists to recognise outstanding career achievements. https://t.co/SfSPoTYLCH @BioMedVic

Nominations for the 2018 RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research are now OPEN in Category II: Biomedical & Health Sciences. The Medal has been presented over 59 years to Victorian scientists to recognise outstanding career achievements. https://t.co/SfSPoTYLCH @BioMedVic
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QGHA Communications and Engagement Manager, Katrina Cutler, presenting at the 2018 @BioMedVic Communications Professionals Forum today in Melbourne. Great work, Kat! #CommsForum2018

QGHA Communications and Engagement Manager, Katrina Cutler, presenting at the 2018 @BioMedVic Communications Professionals Forum today in Melbourne.  Great work, Kat! #CommsForum2018

.@ProfPCDoherty encourages scientists to get online! A great way to share and control your own messaging #CommsForum2018

.@ProfPCDoherty encourages scientists to get online! A great way to share and control your own messaging #CommsForum2018

@Brennan_Olsen highlights the importance of advocacy, removing obstacles, increasing capacity, changing culture to improve #genderequity in science. @AIMSSresearch #osteocongress

@Brennan_Olsen highlights the importance of advocacy, removing obstacles, increasing capacity, changing culture to improve #genderequity in science. @AIMSSresearch #osteocongress

Nominations for the 2018 RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research are now OPEN in Category II: Biomedical & Health Sciences. The Medal has been presented over 59 years to Victorian scientists to recognise outstanding career achievements. https://t.co/SfSPoTYLCH @BioMedVic

Nominations for the 2018 RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research are now OPEN in Category II: Biomedical & Health Sciences. The Medal has been presented over 59 years to Victorian scientists to recognise outstanding career achievements. https://t.co/SfSPoTYLCH @BioMedVic

.@VCdeakin sends well-wishes to all members of the @Deakin community selected to represent Australia at @GC2018. >>>> https://t.co/VNkoJe1MpK #GC2018

.@VCdeakin sends well-wishes to all members of the @Deakin community selected to represent Australia at @GC2018. >>>> https://t.co/VNkoJe1MpK #GC2018

Have you heard of ISA’s National Missions? Culture & ambition are key to Australia being a global #innovation leader, and a Genomics & Precision Medicine Mission will kick start this journey ➡️https://t.co/eQzNEigsXg

Have you heard of ISA’s National Missions? Culture & ambition are key to Australia being a global #innovation leader, and a Genomics & Precision Medicine Mission will kick start this journey ➡️https://t.co/eQzNEigsXg

One doctor's mission for tobacco free investment, Dr Bronwyn King #MonLunchLive 9 April, 1-2pm https://t.co/L7PCuJAyB7

One doctor's mission for tobacco free investment, Dr Bronwyn King #MonLunchLive 9 April, 1-2pm https://t.co/L7PCuJAyB7

Bring your #MedicalDevice #Innovation to #Melbourne & share in up to AUD 300K in the latest #QuickFireChallenge https://t.co/cHFpy7edXg #Victoria #Australia

Bring your #MedicalDevice #Innovation to #Melbourne & share in up to AUD 300K in the latest #QuickFireChallenge https://t.co/cHFpy7edXg #Victoria #Australia

On behalf of our patients, families and staff, thank you to everyone who donated so generously to raise a record-breaking $18,043,251 for the 2018 Good Friday Appeal! https://t.co/tO15Txr811

On behalf of our patients, families and staff, thank you to everyone who donated so generously to raise a record-breaking $18,043,251 for the 2018 Good Friday Appeal! https://t.co/tO15Txr811

#4oclockfact Prof. Fiona Wood, a burns specialist at Royal Perth Hospital & #scientist Marie Stoner invented spray on skin in 1993. They received the Clunies Ross Award for their contribution to medical science & changed the lives of many for the better: https://t.co/uirmcCdOVZ

#4oclockfact Prof. Fiona Wood, a burns specialist at Royal Perth Hospital & #scientist Marie Stoner invented spray on skin in 1993. They received the Clunies Ross Award for their contribution to medical science & changed the lives of many for the better: https://t.co/uirmcCdOVZ

Some may think science at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) is all about test tubes & Bunsen Burners. It is not. Learn more about the world’s first Leica confocal microscope FALCON operating at #MonashParkville in Melbourne: #stem https://t.co/0CZxu8lbKZ

Are you a new or current Early/Mid Career Researcher @MIPS_Australia? Then come to the 2018 @MonashPharm welcome event on Thu 29 Mar 4pm–5pm in Cossar Hall Tute Room 1. Meet your colleagues, network & learn about the services available. Refreshments provided. @MMIC_Melb @MIPS_DDB

Practical, real-life & evidence-based Tips ‘n Tricks from @FrankMedAlley on US market Entry for #medtech & #Startups ahead of the final panel on global commercialisation & investment strategies #DDL2018

Practical, real-life & evidence-based Tips ‘n Tricks from @FrankMedAlley on US market Entry for #medtech & #Startups ahead of the final panel on global commercialisation & investment strategies #DDL2018

2018 Health Services Researcher Award winner Dr Gabrielle Haeusler @unimelb, Finalist Dr Jason Trubiano @Austin_Health @unimelb and Minister for Health @JillHennessyMP

2018 Health Services Researcher Award winner Dr Gabrielle Haeusler @unimelb, Finalist Dr Jason Trubiano @Austin_Health @unimelb and Minister for Health @JillHennessyMP

Good morning #Melbourne - the nation’s epicentre of #innovation in #HMR #medtech #devices #diagnostics A big local & international gathering @VicCompCancerCr to hear Minister for Innovation @philipdalidakis open the 2018 Devices & Diagnostics Lab @biomelb

Good morning #Melbourne - the nation’s epicentre of #innovation in #HMR #medtech #devices #diagnostics A big local & international gathering @VicCompCancerCr to hear Minister for Innovation @philipdalidakis open the 2018 Devices & Diagnostics Lab @biomelb
Good morning #Melbourne - the nation’s epicentre of #innovation in #HMR #medtech #devices #diagnostics A big local & international gathering @VicCompCancerCr to hear Minister for Innovation @philipdalidakis open the 2018 Devices & Diagnostics Lab @biomelb

What a night of celebration! Honoured to be at the #VIP Victoria Innovation Program International Business Dinner @NGVMelbourne with Minister for Innovation @philipdalidakis warmly welcoming delegates to enjoy the hospitality & engage with #Victorian #innovation & #inspiration

What a night of celebration! Honoured to be at the #VIP Victoria Innovation Program International Business Dinner @NGVMelbourne with Minister for Innovation @philipdalidakis warmly welcoming delegates to enjoy the hospitality & engage with #Victorian #innovation & #inspiration
What a night of celebration! Honoured to be at the #VIP Victoria Innovation Program International Business Dinner @NGVMelbourne with Minister for Innovation @philipdalidakis warmly welcoming delegates to enjoy the hospitality & engage with #Victorian #innovation & #inspiration
What a night of celebration! Honoured to be at the #VIP Victoria Innovation Program International Business Dinner @NGVMelbourne with Minister for Innovation @philipdalidakis warmly welcoming delegates to enjoy the hospitality & engage with #Victorian #innovation & #inspiration

And the crowd goes wild for the joint winners of the 2018 Basic Science Researcher Award - Dr Hui-Fern Koay @TheDohertyInst @unimelb @TheRMH & Dr Tan Nguyen @unimelb @WEHI_research

And the crowd goes wild for the joint winners of the 2018 Basic Science Researcher Award - Dr Hui-Fern Koay @TheDohertyInst @unimelb @TheRMH & Dr Tan Nguyen @unimelb @WEHI_research

Deakin Edge is a beautiful setting for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for #HMR Minister for Health @JillHennessyMP warmly welcomes this year’s finalists and their supporters

Deakin Edge is a beautiful setting for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for #HMR Minister for Health @JillHennessyMP warmly welcomes this year’s finalists and their supporters
Deakin Edge is a beautiful setting for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for #HMR Minister for Health @JillHennessyMP warmly welcomes this year’s finalists and their supporters
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