Government funds $8.6 million for two research centres at Monash

Monash University has received $8.6 million in Federal Government funding to establish two dedicated research training centres that are set to transform Australia’s health sector and drive the innovation of green chemistry in Australian manufacturing.

This significant research announcement made by the Senator for Victoria, Senator David Van, on behalf of the Federal Minister for Education, The Honourable Dan Tehan, at Monash University today will establish two dedicated Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centres at the University’s Clayton Campus.

(L-R Professor Tony Patti, Professor Jordan Nash, Professor Rebekah Brown, Senator David Van, Professor George Simon, Professor Laurence Meagher)

This announcement brings the total number of ARC-funded Research Hubs and Training Centres under the Industrial Transformational Research Program at Monash to 10.

The new training centres are expected to attract a total of $20.9m through cash and in-kind support, and involve collaborations with a number of local and international partner organisations.

The ARC Training Centre for Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies – led by Professor Laurence Meagher in the Materials Science and Engineering De