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Victorian Government Pledges $14.83m to VBIC in Partnership with National Imaging Facility, Catalyzing $50m Boost in Co-Investment

Melbourne, Australia – The Victorian Government has committed a substantial investment of $14.83 million to the Victorian Biomedical Imaging Capability (VBIC), in collaboration with the esteemed National Imaging Facility. This strategic partnership translates into a remarkable infusion of over $50 million through joint co-investment, bolstering the biomedical imaging sector and propelling groundbreaking research and development.

The Hon Gayle Tierney MP, Victorian Minister for Higher Education, paid a visit to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute on Tuesday the 4th of July to to highlight the significance of this collaboration and emphasize the State Government’s support through the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund (VHESIF) initiative.

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Official Victoria State Government Press Release

New Chair of the VBIC

After years of dedication and leadership, Professor Gary Egan has announced his retirement as Chair of the Victorian Biomedical Imaging Capability (VBIC), as well as his departure as the Director of Monash Biomedical Imaging. Gary played a crucial role in establishing the VBIC, having led the Victorian Science Agenda grant (2010-15), which provided funding for MRI, PET-CT, and animal imaging facilities at the VBIC nodes. Gary’s contributions have been invaluable, and without him, VBIC would not have come to fruition. We express our utmost gratitude for his leadership and dedication to the VBIC.

As VBIC marks the end of one chapter of success and growth, we are pleased to welcome Professor Leigh Johnston as the new Chair of VBIC. Leigh has been an integral part of VBIC for many years, serving as the head of the University of Melbourne (UOM). The UOM node is also a node for the National Imaging Facility. With her extensive experience and expertise, we are excited to see Leigh take VBIC to a new phase of success and collaboration.

Congratulations Leigh on your appointment and thank you Gary for your dedicated service and leadership.