Biomedicine Alumni eNews

Message from the Director of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Welcome to the first edition of the Monash Biomedicine Alumni e-newsletter. You are part of a diverse community of more than 2000 alumni who have studied biomedicine at Monash University and this newsletter is an opportunity to keep in touch with Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) research, education, and alumni activities.

In this first edition, you will read about how a hand-made super-microscope will help Monash BDI researchers decipher and disarm superbugs, how we engaged the low or no vision audience though an interactive sensory exhibition and take a sneak peak of the new Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building which will open in 2019. Our first alumni profile features Dr Jordan Kane, a Strategic Partnerships Consultant at IQVIA, a global provider of human clinical trials and market insights to the pharmaceutical industry.

I am also excited to invite you to our first Biomedicine Alumni event to be held at the Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne CBD on Wednesday the 5th September. I will be hosting a Superbugs Q&A panel that will feature three Monash BDI researchers and medical sociologist A/Prof Mark Davis from the Faculty of Arts. This is a unique opportunity to hear about how Monash BDI researchers are tackling the challenges and advances in antimicrobial resistance research, and network with other alumni in the BBiomed cohort. I look forward to a fantastic evening discussing this topical issue and meeting many of our alumni during the drinks and canapes.

Best wishes,

Professor John Carroll
Director, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Dean, Biomedical Sciences, Monash University