The SAC guides AIBN's scientific direction.
The SAC guides AIBN's scientific direction.

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has overall responsibility for providing advice to the Board and the Director on the future scientific directions and research strategies of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Committee include:

  • Identify future strategic opportunities for fields of research, collaboration and cross-disciplinary foci of the Institute
  • Identify unique funding opportunities for the Institute’s activities
  • Assist in providing global visibility for the activities of the Institute
  • Propose strategies for the training and development of researchers and research students to build scientific capacity and capability in a multi-disciplinary and global environment
  • Recommend to the Board research strategies and goals

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Membership

Professor Chris Lowe

Professor Chris Lowe

(SAC Chair), Professor of Biotechnology, University Of Cambridge

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Professor Barry Buckland

Professor Barry Buckland

Visiting Professor Dept of Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London; CEO of BiologicB

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Professor Martin Pera

Professor Martin Pera

Stem Cells Australia Program Leader, Monash University; University of Melbourne, Florey Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute; Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Professor Virgil Percec

Professor Virgil Percec

P. Roy Vagelos Chair and Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

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Professor Chunli Bai

Professor Chunli Bai

President, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Professor Thomas W Healy

Professor Thomas W Healy AO

Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, The University of Melbourne

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Professor Andrew Holmes

Professor Andrew Holmes

University Laureate Professor of Chemistry, CSIRO Fellow & Distinguished Research Fellow (Imperial), The University of Melbourne

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Professor Laura Poole-Warren

Professor Laura Poole-Warren

Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Training and Dean Graduate Research School, The University of New South Wales

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Professor Martin Lavin

Professor Martin Lavin

Centre for Clinical Research, The University of Queensland

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Professor Harvey W. Blanch

Professor Harvey W. Blanch

The Merck Professor of Biochemical Engineering, University of California (Berkeley)

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Professor Colin Raston

Professor Colin Raston

South Australia Premier's Professorial Research Fellow In Clean Technology, Flinders University

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Dr Anita Hill

Dr Anita Hill

Chief of CSIRO Process Science and Engineering, CSIRO

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