Biomedical Discovery Research Integration


Biomedical discovery research, also known as basic research or pure research, generates findings that may have important future health applications at a practical level. Biodiscovery research is driven by curiosity, and the desire to expand knowledge and has led to remarkable discoveries to cure cancer and revolutionise treatment of many conditions. 

It aims to answer the questions of why, what or how, contributing to a pool of fundamental knowledge to inform and develop health advances of the future. 

Monash Partners biomedical discovery research is internationally recognised particularly in the fields of pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular, immunology, infection, structural biology, diabetes and metabolism, reproductive and women’s health, hematology and stem cells.

A focus on providing world class infrastructure and building partnerships with clinical services, government and industry has expanded our research success including ARC Centres of Excellence in Integrative Brain Function; Advanced Molecular Imaging; and Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology. We also apply a novel approach to sourcing unmet need and innovations in health and seed funding and promoting them through our innovation pipeline via the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME).

Our Priorities

Priority activities under Monash Partners include:

  • Networking opportunities and promoting integration of research and healthcare 
  • Workforce development to foster collaboration across the translational research continuum
  • Effective engagement between researchers and health professionals
  • Building and enhancing large scale collaboration 
  • Enabling translation of discoveries through to health impact 
  • Sourcing inspiration for discovery from healthcare and the community.

Biomedical Discovery Research Committee

The Monash Partners Biomedical Discovery Research Committee members include:

Professor John Carroll, Chair
Associate Professor Helen Abud
Associate Professor James Bourne
Professor Wendy Brown
Professor Matthew Gillespie
Professor Vincent Harley
Professor Michael Hickey
Professor Stuart Hooper

Professor Ben Kile
Professor Brownyn Kingwell
Professor Laurence Meagher
Professor Harshal Nandurkar
Professor Christopher Porter
Professor Velandai Srikanth
Professor Gilda Tachedjian.