Australia's knowledge capital

Melbourne is Australia’s knowledge, research and innovation capital. The city’s reputation as a highly collaborative community reinforces the message that Melbourne is the right place for international conferences.

The Local Organising Committee will draw on Victoria’s strength in the pharmaceutical sector to create a stimulating scientific program addressing current challenges and ground-breaking research.

13 internationally recognised medical  research institutes

10 teaching hospitals

10 universities

  • Over 20,000 people employed by the medical technology and pharmaceuticals sector

  • Discovery of anti-influenza drug Relenza

  • Home to Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty

  • Home to WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza

  • Global headquarters of CSL Limited

Melbourne's << Biomedical >> Precinct

<< Melbourne has one of the world’s largest life science clusters and is home to more than 40 per cent of Australia’s biomedical researchers. It boasts a vibrant biotechnology commercial sector, key research and development (R&D) infrastructure and advanced manufacturing expertise. >>

The Melbourne << Biomedical Precinct is located at the edge of the Melbourne city centre and delivers outstanding clinical care, education and world-class research. It is Australia’s most important life science cluster and there are only five of its calibre in the world. Collectively the Precinct partners employ over 28,000 people including 10,000 researchers in 30 exceptional technology, engineering and medical facilities, all within walking distance of each other. >>



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