Neuroscience Institute node at Melbourne
Media Release, Friday 1 September 2006
A new Neuroscience Institute is to be established at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus and the Austin Hospital.
The University-based node of the Institute will be the Howard Florey Institute, with the Brain Research Institute and the National Stroke Research Institute comprising the Austin node.
The Victorian Government is providing $45 million towards the Neuroscience Institute — $15 million to the Austin node and $30 million towards a new $75 million development for the Howard Florey Institute.
The University Council is considering the possibility of the University entering into a joint project which would convert the Howard Florey Institute development into a $125 million project, incorporating additional state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories for the University.
The University has had a 35-year association with the Howard Florey Institute, named after Sir Howard Florey, the Australian Nobel Prize-winning scientist who developed penicillin. Staff at the Institute supervise University of Melbourne postgraduate students. See: www.hfi.unimelb.edu.au/ for further information.