Creating Bioentrepreneurs: Enterprise Specialisation Launch

Woodward Conference Centre
10th Floor, 185 Pelham Street
Carlton VIC 3053

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Alex Earnshaw

alexander.earnshaw@unimelb.edu.au

T: +61 3 8344 9041

'Having the informed attitude and skills to translate Australian medical research discoveries into economic and societal benefits will be key to the future success and contribution of our students.'

Professor Andrew Cuthbertson - Chief Scientific Officer and R&D Director, CSL Limited

Join us for a public panel discussion about the need, and potential, for improved health and economic outcomes within an emerging local biomedical industry hub.

This free public event features leaders in biomedical research and enterprise, discussing the exciting potential for innovation and commercialisation both locally and internationally.

Keynote speaker Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer (Johns Hopkins University, USA) will present the Johns Hopkins experience: an eminent research institution embedded within the leading Maryland (USA) biotechnology cluster.

A key theme of Dr Johnson Langer's presentation will be Johns Hopkins' impact in developing commercially-skilled researchers that are bringing new biomedical discoveries to market.

A panel of experts from academia, industry and government will follow, discussing the need and potential for local biomedical professionals that possess research and enterprise talents - vital to translating discoveries into products and improving community health outcomes.

Master of Biomedical Science, Enterprise Specialisation

The Master of Biomedical Science is introducing a new specialisation – Enterprise, focusing on entrepreneurship and commercialisation within biomedical research.

Delivered in collaboration with Melbourne Business School, Melbourne School of Engineering, the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship and Johns Hopkins University (USA), Enterprise will prepare students to drive innovation within biomedical research and capitalise on the potential health and economic benefits of their discoveries.

Morning tea and a light lunch will be served. Current and prospective students and industry guests are encouraged to attend. Bookings essential.

Panel speakers

Dr Lynn Johnson Langer - Program Director, Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Professor Andrew Cuthbertson - Chief Scientific Officer and R&D Director, CSL Limited

Dr C. Glenn Begley - Chief Executive Officer, BioCurate

Dr Amanda Caples - Lead Scientist of Victoria

Professor Fabienne Mackay - Head of School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr Shane Huntington - Presenter of 'Einstein A Go-Go' on 3RRR and Principal Strategy Adviser to the Dean of MDHS