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Director's Blog - 15 November 2019 - Gaining a 'Big Picture' perspective in the Andes Mountains...

Where to go to escape an email inbox? A little over a month ago, in an attempt to seek some rest and recreation, I boarded a plane and headed to Peru for my annual leave.

Guest Message - Spencer Williams, Associate Director, Commercialisation

At this time of year our lecture theatres, hallways and lab offices fill with the sounds of Honours and Masters graduate research students busily completing their projects and preparing to present their reports in thesis and oral formats. Last Wednesday and Thursday the School of Chemistry MSc/Hons students presented their talks in the Bio21 auditorium and this week the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honours students presented their final talks.

Guest Message - Kirsty Turner, Research Support Services Manager

Although on holiday, I could not completely switch off my ‘operations brain’. I could not help but wonder about what was happening in the background to allow us to enjoy this carefree experience and I was fortunate enough to receive a glimpse of this at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks, where we heard from the Operations Director of the ship.

Guest Message - Michael Wilson, Vice President, Research, CSL Ltd

CSL recently marked another major milestone in its 103 year history, announcing the construction of a new purpose-built global headquarters in the heart of the Parkville precinct.

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It’s been a little over a week since I’ve taken up my post as Director of the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute. Thanks to everyone for their warm welcome. It is a great honour to lead the Institute into an exciting future, located in one of the great bioscience precincts in the world.

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