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Upcoming Events

Our FREE program includes presentations from science thought leaders and practitioners, events where we explore topical issues in more depth, we¹ll be presenting some of our brightest scientists who will share their exciting work in convergence science. Select one of our seminars below, seats are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

September 12 - Tuesday

Opening the Vault Series -
The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (Monash BDI)

at Monash University

Are you interested in learning how scientists are working towards personalised cancer treatments? Are you intrigued by how the cells and molecules of our immune system work together to fight diseases? Join us at the Monash BDI for the next event in the “Opening the Vault” series and discover how our scientists are trying to address these and many more questions.


The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (Monash BDI), located at Monash University’s Clayton campus, is one of the largest and highest-quality biomedical research institutes in Australia.

Monash BDI scientists are recognised internationally for their cutting edge research in the above areas and more! In fact, research at the Monash BDI spans six global health priority areas - Neuroscience, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Development and Stem Cells, Infection and Immunity, and Metabolic Disease and Obesity. The Institute collaborates globally with researchers, clinicians and industry partners to accelerate the translation of their discoveries, to develop new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.



This Opening the Vault event will provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the exciting research that happens at the Monash BDI, and the opportunity to explore its state-of- the-art facilities; tours will feature:


  • Mini guts – See how the Institute’s scientists are using innovative techniques to grow three-dimensional tumours outside the patient’s body and learn how this technique is being used to develop personalised treatments to help fight cancer.
  • The molecules of our immune system in crystals – Explore the science of crystallography and see how Monash BDI researchers use this to unlock the secrets of the immune system and design better medicines.


Please note that there will be two sessions held for this event, commencing 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm, and registrants are asked to select one of the two tours offered per session.



Date: Tuesday 12th September


Session 1: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Session 2: 6:00pm -7:00pm


Refreshments: 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Venue: Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Address: 23 Innovation Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University


Getting there:

The two sessions will start at 4:30 and 6:00pm, please allow extra time to arrive at Monash University campus and make your way to the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.




Please find map below/Link for map. Parking is available at the North-One (N1) carpark, 10 Research Way, indicated on the map. Free parking is available from 4pm in metered areas on the ground floor and in the blue permit areas on level 1 to 6 in N1. Please refer to the signage within the carpark.



Public transport:



Spaces are limited please book early.




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The Convergence Science Network will announce a series of events in early 2015.  Our program will include presentations from science thought leaders and practitioners, events where we explore topical issues in more depth and we¹ll be presenting some of our brightest scientists who will share their exciting work in convergence science.

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