Member Contact: Dr Alistair Hick
Position: Chief Commercialisation Officer
Industry: Academic Research Organisations
Monash University is an energetic and dynamic university committed to quality education, outstanding research and international engagement. We seek to improve the human condition and are committed to a sustainable future.
Our Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is home to leading medical and biomedical research institutes and groups, and has contributed to advances in many crucial areas: in vitro fertilisation, obesity research, drug design, cardiovascular physiology, functional genomics, infectious diseases, inflammation, psychology, neurosciences and mental health. Our FODMAPs phone app has been the top selling medical app in 50 countries.
Monash Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are at the forefront of research in several fields and are impacting health around the globe. We have strong links with industry partners, focusing on drug discovery biology, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics to improve treatments for several major health threats such as cancer, malaria, and Parkinson's disease, as well as pharmacy practice. Successes include joint development of the influenza treatment Relenza, collaborative design of a potential single-dose malaria treatment and new approaches to more effective drug delivery.
Notwithstanding the relatively short history of our University, we are ranked in the top 40 in the world for our expertise in life sciences and biomedicine by the Times Higher Education and QS World University benchmarks.