News

Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Strategic Plan
April 30, 2018

From research engine to economic powerhouse The Executive Chair of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office, Professor Gareth Goodier, today welcomed the release by the Victorian Government of a ten-year strategy for the precinct, saying it will drive better patient outcomes, as well as economic and jobs growth for the state. The Special Minister of State, the Hon Gavin Jennings, the Minister for Health, the Hon … Continue reading Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Strategic Plan »

News from the Executive Chair
April 17, 2018

It’s been a busy start to 2018 after what was a very productive 2017 and the first year for the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office. I’m pleased to share with you our first online newsletter, which will provide regular updates on our work and also some of the news from the Precinct.  It coincides with the launch of our new website, which I hope both the … Continue reading News from the Executive Chair »

Framework Plan for the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct
March 27, 2018

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) in partnership with the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office is preparing a land-use framework plan that will support the ongoing growth of high-skill and high-value jobs in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct in Parkville.   The VPA is working with the Precinct’s hospitals, universities, research institutions and state and local governments, to determine the matters the framework plan should address. The VPA … Continue reading Framework Plan for the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct »

Collaborate + Connect + Commercialise
February 20, 2018

The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct is partnering with industry to help scientists fast track their research and their impact through a series of networking events. The aim of the events is two-fold: equip scientists with information and skills to translate and commercialise their discoveries and secondly introduce them to people who can make that dream a reality, including investors and industry experts. The events feature a … Continue reading Collaborate + Connect + Commercialise »

Boost for biomedical precinct
February 1, 2018

The new Parkville Station, part of the Metro Tunnel Project, will open doors for the acclaimed Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. Made up of 30 hospitals, medical research institutions, biomedical organisations and universities largely located to the north of the central city, the precinct employs around 34,000 people and educates more than 7000 students annually. The precinct partners, some in operation for more than 160 years, have … Continue reading Boost for biomedical precinct »

Local Biomedical Researchers Awarded Major Scholarships
August 6, 2017

Five of the brightest scientific minds from the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct have been chosen as 2017 International Research Scholars enabling them to advance their ground-breaking research across the globe. The scientists are from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, the Doherty Institute and the University of Melbourne’s Bio21 Institute. They were chosen from a global field of 1,400 applicants and … Continue reading Local Biomedical Researchers Awarded Major Scholarships »

Future Melbourne: Ambitious overhaul of Parkville health hub
November 11, 2016

Parkville could be transformed into a living and working city-within-a-city to lure both medical tourists and the “young geniuses” who can run international drug trials and develop new cures and treatments. But the ambitious overhaul of the healthcare hub, led by Melbourne Health’s former chief, most likely won’t come without short-term pain and major traffic re-routing. Plans for a private hospital for overseas patients, nearby … Continue reading Future Melbourne: Ambitious overhaul of Parkville health hub »

Appointment of Executive Chair, Melbourne Biomedical Precinct
October 7, 2016

Dr Gareth Goodier has been appointed Executive Chair of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. The new Executive Chair role was created following recommendations from the Premier’s Jobs and Investment Panel to strengthen governance and drive economic development in the Precinct which is centred in Parkville. Dr Goodier has been the Chief Executive of several major health systems and academic hospitals for the last 25 years, including at … Continue reading Appointment of Executive Chair, Melbourne Biomedical Precinct »