Celebrating 15 Years of Advocacy


As Biomedical Research Victoria celebrates its 15th anniversary, we take a look back at the history of the state’s leading network of universities, medical research institutes, academic hospitals, CSIRO and other research organisations. BioMedVic helps Victoria’s remarkable health and medical research community deliver better health and economic outcomes through advocacy and activities that lead to more investment, greater efficiency and world-class capability.

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July Newsletter

  • Future Scientists Take the Stage
  • Exposure to Research Excellence
  • New Engagement Manager Joins BioMedVic
  • UROP Round 2 Opens

EOFY Newsletter

  • CSL backed internships help boost undergraduate job-readiness
  • BioMedVic Activity Scorecard
  • Innovation Connect Series Launch
  • Victorian medical scientists to be trained in fast-tracking their research
  • Victorian Platform Technology Network (VPTN)


May Newsletter

  • CEO Report
  • BioMedVic Activity Scorecard
  • VCRN Mentoring Event
  • UROP Scholars in Publication
  • Innovation Connect Series
  • Touching base with RiR

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The bottom line that’s top of mind …

Determining how and on what the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will be spent is the sort of thing we all dream of as scientists. What would we do with that sort of money, which areas of medical research need it, where could the most benefit be gained? Can you imagine the pressure members of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board must be feeling?

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BioMedVic April Newsletter

  • CEO Report
  • Researchers Now in Residence
  • BioMedVic in the News

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BioMedVic’s Researcher in Residence on the radio

BioMedVic CEO Jan Tennent & Researcher in Residence Katherine Locock spoke on the ABC RN Afternoons program on 4 April.

BioMedVic March Newsletter

  • CEO Report, Through an international lens..
  • BioMedVic March Scorecard
  • Last chance to submit a UROP project
  • Collaboration & Idea Sharing explored at the BioMedVic Communications Professionals Forum
  • UROP@BioMedVic in the News

Through an international lens …

It’s often difficult to gauge just how highly Victoria’s health and medical research capabilities are respected until you leave our shores.

From 24 February – 2 March inclusive I was part of the 2016 City of Melbourne Business Missions to China and Medical Japan, the latter also involving the Victorian Government. China and Japan are respectively Australia’s first and second largest trading partners and among the most innovative nations in the world, so the mission offered me the chance to promote the life sciences research capabilities of the state and in particular of the members of Biomedical Research Victoria. Continue reading

BioMedVic February Newsletter

  • CEO Report
  • BioMedVic Special Event ‘Collaboration, Translation & Commercialisation’ Seminar by CTx CEO, Dr Warwick Tong
  • CSL to support UROP stipends
  • UROP@BioMedVic kicks off for 2016