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1 August 2006

Following a call for expressions of interest, the veski design sub-committee has made recommendations to the veski board, which has agreed to support the following design initiative projects for 2006/07 and 2007/08.

1 August 2006

Australian designer Marc Newson has worked across a wide range of disciplines to create everything from chairs, household objects, a bicycle and a Ford concept car to restaurants, a recording studio and interiors of private and commercial jets, for clients based in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

1 August 2006

veski will provide financial support to assist leading Australian, Professor Bill Mitchell (Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences at MIT in BostonUSA) to return to Australia to take part in a two-day symposium on the design of learning environments. It will be held at BMW Edge and will feature speakers including designers, educators, children and researchers.

1 August 2006

veski's inaugural fellow Professor Andrew Holmes has been honoured as one of 18 leading Australian scientists to be elected to the Australian Academy of Science.

He has also been made an Associate Editor of Organic Letters, the journal published by the American Chemical Society, which is the highest impact communication in organic chemistry in the world.

1 August 2006

In December 2005, Monash University opened a new bio-suite Bio Engineering Laboratory (BEL) to house research at the interface of engineering, biotechnology and medicine. The new lab will allow collaborations with other researchers.

The BEL laboratory will house a pilot-scale biomolecule production facility for process research and development into biomolecules such as proteins, vaccines and DNA.

The laboratory was funded by veski and will allow Dr Forde to continue his work to cut vaccine development times.

10 October 2005

In October 2005, veski and the BioMelbourne Network held a CEO luncheon featuring Dr David Alker, the Senior Research Fellow, Head - Discovery Staffing Group, Pfizer Global Research and Development, Sandwich Laboratories in the United Kingdom.

31 May 2005

In May 2005, The Hon John Brumby MP, Treasurer and Minister for Innovation, State and Regional Development, hosted a boardroom luncheon to introduce the first three outstanding veski fellows to eminent people in the Melbourne business and philanthropic community.

This was the first of a series of luncheons that helped to build strong networks and financial support for VESKI’s programs locally and internationally.

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