BioMelbourne Network invites colleagues from our member organisations to attend the 2020 BioMelbourne Network Annual General Meeting and Networking Event on Wednesday 11th November. This year our AGM will be held virtually via Zoom, and will provide the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Dr Keith McLean and participate in a virtual networking session alongside formal AGM proceedings. Please follow the appropriate registration instructions below.
We look forward to seeing you on the 11th November to reflect on the achievements of the previous year and hear about the plans and initiatives for BioMelbourne Network going forward.
Please note: this is a member-only event.
Date: Wednesday 11th November 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm AEDT
Format: Delivered via a virtual platform – a link to join will be received upon registration.
Order of proceedings:
4:00 – 4:45 pm: Formal AGM proceedings
4:45 – 5:30 pm Guest speaker and networking (via breakout rooms)
Guest speaker: Dr Keith McLean, CSIRO Manufacturing.
How to register your attendance
Main Member Contacts only:
You are the nominated voting member for your organisation, and will have previously received a save-the-date invitation outlining the registration process for voting members.If you are unsure of who is the main member contact for your organisation, please check our member directory.
To register your availability to attend, please click here. If you are a main member contact who is unable to attend, please register an apology AND nominate a proxy. Please submit this information prior to COB on Monday 9 November 2020.
All Other Members:
As a non-voting member, you can opt to attend the AGM and Networking Event by using a general registration link. You DO NOT need to register your availability elsewhere. Please register your attendance using the link below.
Guest Speaker: Dr Keith McLean, CSIRO Manufacturing
Keith McLean has a Ph.D. in industrial microbiology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland where he developed expertise in oilfield microbiology, biofouling and bacterial surface interactions.
Following spells in industry and industrial postdoctoral fellowships in Scotland and New Zealand he joined CSIRO in 1989. In CSIRO, he worked on a project with BHP on wastewater treatment and subsequently on a project on production of the anticancer drug bleomycin. He joined the surface chemistry group at CSIRO in 1996 working on surface modification and characterisation for ophthalmic and other polymeric biomaterials applications. He was a team member (1996 - 2008) and project leader (from 2003 to 2005) of the implantable contact lens project in the VisionCRC. This team designed a polymer, surface and surgical methods for an implantable contact lens application which entered a phase 1 clinical trial. This team won the 2004 Royal Societies of Australia Eureka Award for Interdisciplinary Research and the 2009 CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement.
Keith was the Research Theme Leader for Biomedical Materials and Devices in CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering from 2006 to 2014 leading an 80 member team of polymer and surface chemists and biologists developing biomaterials for tissue engineering, stem cell propagation and implantable devices.
Keith became Director of CSIRO Manufacturing in July 2014 where he led 350 scientists and engineers developing solutions for high-tech Australian manufacturing. In particular, CSIRO Manufacturing is directed to research in Biomedical Manufacturing; Chemical and Fibre Industries; Metals Manufacturing and Innovative Manufacturing. McLean stepped down as Director in July 2020 prior to his retirement later this year.