Future Scientists Impress at UROP Conference Day

Victoria’s budding research talent gave us an exciting glimpse into their projects at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Conference Day – the highlight of the UROP calendar.

The all-day event was held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday 21 July and hosted over 100 students, supervisors and supporters. Continue reading

Research Expo Excellence

A big thank you goes to all the representatives from Victorian biomedical research organisations who helped make the 2017 Victorian Honours & PhD Expo such a huge success!

Over 150 keen students walked through the Expo doors to speak to representatives from 20 exhibiting organisations about research opportunities – and the room’s noise levels matched the students’ enthusiasm.

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CSL’s Principal Sponsorship of UROP to Continue


Last Thursday, Melbourne Town Hall’s Portico Room lit up with passion for science as BioMedVic held the annual Welcome Forum for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). We were thrilled to have UROP students and supervisors share their research experiences and to hear from Dr Andrew Nash, CSL’s Senior Vice President, Research, that CSL will continue as Principal Sponsor of UROP for 2017-2019. Continue reading

A Peak into Industry

Some refer to industry as the “dark side” of science.

But at CSL it’s anything but – as UROP students discovered at the 2016 UROP CSL Tour & Network Event at Parkville’s Bio21 Institute. As the students got a taste of what industry careers are all about, they were quick to ask questions and eager to learn more.

“It was particularly interesting to hear about the way research is structured at CSL, and some of the differences between industry and academia,” said one of the event participants. “Now that I know more about careers in industry, it’s definitely something I will consider in the future.”

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Christina Gangemi | UROP@ARMI

A budding researcher is bringing the secrets of stem cells into sharp focus.

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“It’s a continual process of uncovering the unknown,” Christina said when asked about what draws her to science.

And intrigued by what makes adult stem cells tick, Christina’s curiosity found a home when she first joined the Hobbs lab at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) through a UROP placement in 2016.

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Exposure to Research Excellence

Organisational representatives from across Victoria’s health and medical research community congregated in Melbourne last Friday to entice the next generation of biomedical researchers to a career in cutting-edge science.


Students who attended the expo were eager to enquire about research opportunities.

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Today, at the annual UROP Conference in Melbourne, BioMedVic announced the recipients of the inaugural CSL UROP stipends. The nine Victorian undergraduates, who are among the intake of 23 UROP scholars welcomed as new participants in the program today, are the first beneficiaries of CSL’s increased commitment as Principal Sponsor of UROP.


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UROP Scholars in Data Sequencing Publication

Biomedical Research Victoria is proud to announce that two of its Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) scholars have seen the fruits of UROP participation, in a new research paper published this month.

A new tool is available to researchers which can help speed up and improve their analysis of piles of next generation sequencing data. The UNDR ROVER technology has been published this month BMC Bioinformatics*. Continue reading

CSL to support UROP stipends

BioMedVic is delighted to announce that for the first round of intake this year, long term sponsor, CSL, will provide 6 stipends, worth more than $50,000, to support the UROP placements for students in addition to the renewal of their principal funding of the UROP scheme.

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Expired2016 UROP Welcome Forum

  • 2015 UROP Welcome Forum
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



90-120 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

Portico Room at the Melbourne Town Hall

Event Phone: (03) 8344 4798

2016 UROP Welcome Forum Join us for the UROP kick-off event to welcome our new students in 2016! Biomedical Research Victoria is delighted to be hosting our first event of the year, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Welcome Forum, at the Melbourne Town Hall. This Forum is an opportunity to welcome new students to (more…)