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Victorian medical research takes centre stage at Parliament House

Tracy Parish

19 February, 2014

Professor Brendan Crabb

A packed crowd filled Queen’s Hall at Parliament House in Melbourne to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Victoria’s medical research institutes over the past 99 years.

It was a fitting recognition of the state’s legacy of discovery and innovation.

Victorian Minister for Health and Minister for Ageing, the Hon. David Davis MP spoke about the considerable contribution that Victoria’s 14 MRIs had achieved over almost a century of cutting-edge research and science.

(Image: the Hon. David Davis MP)

Also among the special guest speakers were the Leader of the Opposition in Victoria, the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP; Chairman of the Florey Institute, Mr Harold Mitchell AC; Director and CEO of Burnet Institute and President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes, Professor Brendan Crabb; and Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Ms Georgie Crozier MP.

Since the establishment of the first MRI with a donation from the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust in 1915, Victoria now boasts a world-class medical research sector which has changed the face of modern medical treatments and disease prevention through groundbreaking research.

Burnet Institute was proud to be amongst the Victorian MRI community in recognising the enormous importance and impact that Victorian-based scientists and researchers have played and will continue to play as we stand at the tipping point of a new era in health research.

(Image: L-R, Ms Georgie Crozier MP; the Hon. David Davis MP; Professor Brendan Crabb, Mr Harold Mitchell AC, and the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP.)

Photographer: Daniel Dunn.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)

Telephone

+61392822174

Email

brendan.crabb@burnet.edu.au

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