Showcasing our School and Department shared equipment and research initiatives.  In this edition we cover the following:

- NEW SBS Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA)
- Anatomy Imaging and Posters Unit
- Life Sciences computation resources available for the School

    NEW Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA)

    We are pleased to announce that the School of Biomedical Sciences now has a new Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA). Catering to Level A and Level B postdoctoral researchers from the six departments, our purpose is to promote collaboration and networking opportunities within the School. As part of this goal we will provide $60,000 in seed-funding to encourage inter-departmental collaborations between postdoctoral researchers. We will also host welcome events for new Level A and B postdoctoral researchers, and regular social events throughout 2017. An announcement of the seed-funding scheme and upcoming social events will be posted in early in 2017. In the meantime, If you have any queries (or suggestions) for the new EMCRA committee, please contact us at

    We look forward to working with you in the New Year!
    -Susan Northfield, James Ryall & Nichollas Scott (co-chairs of the EMCRA steering committee)

    Imaging & Posters

    Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences Imaging and Posters Unit provides imaging and poster service for all staff and student members of the School of Biomedical Sciences. Click here for more details or email

    Life Sciences computation resources available for the School

    The Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) was established for life science researchers in 2009 through funding from the Victorian Government and contributing institutions. It is hosted by the University of Melbourne which, as a key stakeholder, has priority access to both expertise and systems to do quality life science computation. VLSCI experts are also fully engaged in national and international efforts to exchange, curate, manage and analyse life science data. The EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource is hosted at VLSCI through a funding agreement between the University of Melbourne and Bioplatforms Australia.

    High-end clusters accessed through a light-touch, fair-share scheme, with over 240 different software programs suited to life sciences
    High end computing procurement consultancy services
    Hosting and managing hardware

    Subscription Services
    Expert Advisory Service
    Data Analysis and Management
    Software Development
    Platform Development
    Industry Services

    Delivered in-house or on-site, local and tailored training from System User Orientation to Advanced Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling.

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