News and Events

VBIC Award Winners 2022

Dr. Akram Zamani from the VBIC ARAMBI node has been announced as the winner of VBIC’s Emerging Leader Award for 2022. Additionally, Ms. Natasha Krishnadas from The Florey Institute node has been awarded VBIC’s Early Career Researcher for 2022. Congratulations to both recipients on their achievements and valuable contributions to Victoria’s imaging community.

VBIC Network Meeting 2022

We extend our gratitude to the outstanding presenters and attendees for making the recent Victorian Biomedical Imaging Capability (VBIC) Network Meeting a tremendous success. After two years of virtual meetings, it was a fantastic experience to have Victoria’s imaging community come together in person. We extend a special thanks to Professor Melinda Fitzgerald for making the journey from WA to present on Connectivity, Traumatic Brain Injury Australia. The generous support of our valued sponsors including Siemens Healthineers, Bayer, Imagion Biosystems, Inc, National Imaging Facility, and Australian Epilepsy Project made this gathering possible. We are very grateful for your continued support of the Victorian imaging community.

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.