The School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes Governor of Victoria
March 02, 2007
The School of Biomedical Sciences welcomed the Governor of Victoria, Professor David de Kretser A.C, to Monash University on 2 March.
Professor de Kretser, who was the foundation director of the Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) and has been at the forefront of reproductive medicine for the past 40 years, was invited to the University to hear a presentation about the School of Biomedical Sciences.
Professor Christina Mitchell, who is Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences, invited Professor de Kretser to discuss how to position and promote biomedical sciences to improve its profile both locally and nationally.
STRIP 2 & 3, currently being constructed on the Clayton campus, will house some of the School’s research activities. Of the School’s 400 research staff and 285 higher degree research students, 540 staff and students will be accommodated in the buildings.
Research and teaching facilities not relocating to the buildings will be consolidated and upgraded within existing buildings.
In 2009, some of the School’s research strengths - cancer; fetal and baby health; infectious diseases; neurosciences; pharmacology/drug design; regenerative medicine; stem-cell research; structural biology/bioinformatics and vascular health - will be brought together in a cohesive structure in STRIP 2 & 3 buildings.
“Our major research activities will be brought together into two main buildings and with the latest technology and facilities will encourage collaborations and strengthen research,” Professor Mitchell said.
“The Governor offered advice and suggestions about possible ways of moving forward to integrate the School’s research capabilities and promote collaboration. The meeting gave senior academic staff the opportunity to discuss the vision for the new STRIP 2/3 precinct.”