Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu
Melbourne Brain Centre Parkville Enhances Victoria’s Reputation For Outstanding Medical Research
Victor P Taffa
The Melbourne Brain Centre in Parkville will build on Victoria’s internationally renowned reputation for leadership in medical research, Premier Ted Baillieu said today.
Speaking at the opening of the Melbourne Brain Centre at Melbourne University’s Parkville campus, Premier Baillieu said the new facility would strengthen connections between researchers and clinicians, enhancing their ability to work on common problems, and help to attract and retain the best and brightest scientific minds from around the world.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to promoting and supporting Victoria’s growing research capabilities in all fields, including our strong contribution to medical research which is on par with the best medical research expertise in the world.” Premier Baillieu said.
“This wonderful centre is the focus of a $225 Million project that incorporates three sites and is one of the largest neuroscience facilities in the world.”
“It will accommodate research on brain disorders that affect one in seven people, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, epilepsy and mental illness.”
“Victoria’s great strengths in medical research include our collaborative approach and the solid links forged between clinicians, researchers, hospitals and research institutes.” Premier Baillieu said.
The Melbourne Brain Centre will house researchers of the Florey Neuroscience Institutes, the Mental Health Research Institute and the University of Melbourne and enable collaboration in new, purpose-built facilities here in Parkville.
The Victorian Government joined the Commonwealth Government with assistance from the Ian Potter Foundation, the Myer Foundation and other benefactors to fund the centre and ensure its completion.