MARCH 2019

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2019.


We are looking forward to keeping you informed of new, exciting and important developments that are shaping the biomedical sciences from a convergence viewpoint - when knowledge, expertise and methods from different disciplines merge to address complex health challenges faced by societies.

We have been busy preparing a year of events, which we are looking forward to bring to you. Through our annual showcase event, the Graeme Clark Oration is some months away, we have had an incredible public response, with almost 600 registrations. The notion that your doctor might prescribe a treatment of electrical signals rather than pharmaceuticals to treat you has clearly interested many people. We will take the opportunity before the Oration to “lift the lid” on this emerging field of healthcare.  We are delighted to launch our new initiative, Talking Point, a video series which shares stories of local path-breaking research which continues to expand Melbourne’s global reputation as a major precinct for biomedical research.

I hope you will enjoy reading through our newsletter.


Luan Ismahil

Director, Convergence Science Network

We Engage with the community to share developments in convergence science and how these advances impact medicine and health care.   We Inspire the research community, start-ups, existing businesses,  government agencies and schools to take advantage of the opportunities offered by convergence science.   We Create the environment and opportunities for new ideas, knowledge and resources across different science disciplines to come together to improve health.


Our programs include presentations from science thought leaders and practitioners, events where we explore topical issues in more depth and we'll be presenting some of our brightest scientists who will share their exciting work in convergence science.

Convergence Science Network

Building 261

The University of Melbourne

203 Bouverie Street

Carlton Victoria 3053

T: +61 3 8344 8405