For me, there are few areas in the U.S.-Australia relationship that are more exciting and productive than the work we do together on biomedical research.”
– John Berry, former U.S. Ambassador to Australia
“Australian researchers have a long history of collaboration with colleagues in the United States. Many Australians have worked in the U.S. at some stage in their career and we have been pleased to welcome many U.S. scientists into our laboratories.”
– Anne Kelso, CEO, National Health and Medical Research Council
On July 13, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Canberra — in collaboration with the University of Canberra, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, the Australian Department of Industry and Science, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health — convened leading Australian researchers to highlight and promote U.S.-Australian collaboration in areas of biomedical research, including cancer, infectious disease and immunity, global and public health, genomics, cellular signalling, and medication development.
The multidisciplinary conference featured presentations and moderated discussion by leading scientists about their cutting edge research on global health issues. It included presentations on efforts to fight superbugs and antibiotic resistance, antimalarial drug discovery, neuroscience, the development of anti-cancer antibodies, nano-medicine, the development of new vaccines against emerging pathogens, and engineering devices for neurological and psychiatric research.
- Leading Australian biomedical researchers discuss collaborations with the U.S.
- Part 1: Prof Ian Frazer's Keynote Address. U.S.-Australia Biomedical Research Partnership conference
- Part 2: Prof Ian Frazer's Keynote Address. U.S.-Australia Biomedical Research Partnership conference
- BioMed Conference Panel: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S.-Australia Biomedical Research
- Ambassador John Berry opens the U.S.-Australia Biomedical Research Partnership conference
- Prof Anne Kelso opens the U.S.-Australia Biomedical Research Partnership conference (audio only)
- Ambassador Berry's remarks at the U.S.-Australia Biomedical Research Partnership Conference.
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- Biomedical Research Conference 2015 - Welcome remarks
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- Biomedical Research Conference 2015 - Abstracts and Biographies
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- Biomedical Research Conference 2015 - Agenda
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