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Governor of Victoria, the Honorable Mr Alex Chernov AC QC visits Burnet

Tracy Parish

03 December, 2013

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Our Patron-in-chief, The Honourable Mr Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria has visited Burnet to meet with our leading scientists, public health researchers and management team.

Burnet Chairman, Alastair Lucas AM and Burnet Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb hosted a tour of Burnet’s state-of-the-art laboratories where the Governor met with HIV, dendritic cell and malaria researchers who discussed their latest work. He also toured the Centre for International Health and Centre for Population Health, and was briefed on the key initiatives underway both in Victoria and overseas.

“Burnet is deeply committed to achieving better health outcomes for poor and vulnerable communities and the Governor greatly appreciated the opportunity to hear about how we are achieving that in Australia and overseas,” Professor Crabb said.

During the tour, the Governor also enjoyed the opportunity to see the malaria parasite infecting red blood cells under a microscope in the Gilson/Crabb laboratory, learn more about our NATA-accredited Immuno-Monitoring Facility and discuss the future steps in HIV research.

(Image: With Sarah Charnaud, a PhD student in the Gilson/Crabb Laboratory)

“We greatly appreciate the strong interest the Governor has shown in our medical research and public health work, and his commitment today to meet personally with our scientists who are at the coalface of our discoveries,” Professor Crabb said.

(Image: Dr Michael Roche with Professor James Beeson discussing HIV research)

(Image: Professor James Beeson discussing technology in a special lab)

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Paul Rathbone

Executive General Manager, Public Affairs & External Relations

Telephone

+61392822113

Email

paul.rathbone@burnet.edu.au

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