This event provides the chance to reflect on the achievements of the year and hear more about the future plans and initiatives for BioMelbourne Network and our vision for Melbourne.
After the short AGM, there is a networking event and each year we invite a special guest to informally share their thoughts on the future of the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sector in Melbourne. Each year we hear from a special guest speaker. This year the guest speaker is Em Professor Ian Chubb AC.
Last year’s event had a great turnout of over a hundred valued member representatives which provided a fantastic opportunity for networking. We hope you can join us in 2018!
This is a free event and is for representatives of current BioMelbourne Network member organisations only. You can check if your organisation is a member by clicking here.
Please note that we can accommodate up to four representatives from each member organisation. Feel free to register below and we’ll let you know if your organisation has reached its quota.
When: Thursday 15 November
Time: Registration at 4.00 pm for 4.15 pm – 5.00 pm Annual General Meeting, followed by Networking Event until 6.30 pm
Where: EY, Level 23, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
RSVP: by Friday 9th November
Special guest speaker: Em Professor Ian Chubb AC MSc DPhil (Oxford) FAA, FTSE, FACE, FRSN
Em Professor Ian Chubb, AC MSc DPhil (Oxford) FAA, FTSE, FACE, FRSN
Professor Ian Chubb was Chief Scientist for Australia from May 2011 to January 2016.
Prior to that, Professor Chubb was Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University from January 2001 to March 2011; Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University of South Australia for six years and the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Monash University for two years.
From January 1986 to September 1990, Professor Chubb was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong and Honorary Professor of Biology. During the period 1978-1985 he was a staff member in the School of Medicine of Flinders University. Before that, he was at Oxford University between 1971-1977: as a Wellcome Foundation Scholar (Christ Church), a Junior Research Fellow of St John’s College, and a Royal Society Research Fellow. He spent 1969-1971 as a JF & C Heymans Research Fellow at the University of Ghent, Belgium.
He was Chair of the Commonwealth’s Higher Education Council from September 1990 to December 1994 and was, until mid-1994, Deputy Chair of the National Board of Employment, Education and Training.
In 1999 Professor Chubb was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and in 2006 a Companion (AC) in the order for “service to higher education, including research and development policy in the pursuit of advancing the national interest socially, economically, culturally and environmentally, and to the facilitation of a knowledge-based global economy”.
Professor Chubb was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001, and was the ACT’s Australian of the Year in 2011.
He has been awarded six honorary doctorates: a DSc by Flinders University in 2000; a D.Litt by Charles Darwin University and a D.Univ by the Australian National University, both in 2011; an LLD by Monash University in 2012, a D.Univ by the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2014 and an LLD by the University of Melbourne in 2015.
He was elected a Fellow of the Australian College of Education in 2008 and a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 2014. He was Awarded the Academy Medal of the Australian Academy of Science in 2016 and elected Fellow of the Academy in 2017.