Victoria’s biomedical ‘think-tank’
The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) sets BioMedVic apart from other bio-clusters around the world.
Comprising senior representatives from Member organisations and chaired by Dr Megan Robertson, the SAC meets monthly to share information, determine priorities and advance key shared initiatives.
Such initiatives are delivered by the staff of BioMedVic and/or by ad hoc working groups comprising Member representatives and other stakeholders as required.
The regular SAC meetings provide a forum to develop projects and discuss key issues in a neutral environment, and as such are an important means by which BioMedVic prioritises its activities and defines key messages for collective advocacy.
Each member organisation has a representative to BioMedVic’s SAC
Dr Megan Robertson, Chair, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Dr Sianna Panagiotopoulos, Austin LifeSciences
Prof Gustavo Duque, Prof Alan Hayes and Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen, AIMSS
Dr Warwick Tong, Cancer Therapeutics CRC
Dr Kurt Lackovic, Cancer Trials Australia
Dr Tim Adams, CSIRO
Prof Trish Livingston, Deakin
Prof Ingrid Winship, Melbourne Health
Prof Mike Ryan and Prof Stephen Turner, Monash University
Prof Chris Porter, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr Anthony Filippis, Neurosciences Victoria Ltd
Prof Matthias Ernst, ONJCRI
Prof Paul Gorry, RMIT
Prof Peter A Rogers, Royal Women’s Hospital
A/Prof Natalie Sims, St Vincent’s Institute
Prof Sally McArthur, Swinburne
Prof Trevor Kilpatrick, The University of Melbourne
Prof Edward Janus, Western Health
Aaron Ballagh, Data Product Manager, Nature Index, Nature Research
Dr Gareth Goodier, Executive Chair of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct
Professor Ian Kerridge : PRAXIS Australia founder and Director
Ms Brigitte Smith, Co-founder & MD of GBS Venture Partners, Chair of the Victorian Government SMaRT Panel
Silvio Tiziani, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) Australia