History of the Alfred Research Alliance

The Alfred Research Alliance has a long history of excellence in medical research and education. The Alliance members are leaders in biomedical, translational, clinical and public health research, and in education and health care.

Here is the timeline of events from the early history of our Alliance members to the current day.


Nucleus Network and 360biolabs join the Alfred Research Alliance, bringing the total number of members to eight.


AMREP members sign a new governing agreement which cements their shared aims and intents. It reaffirms their commitment to open, produ ctive and collaborative approaches, to shared strategic investment in infrastructure, platforms and processes, and to intensified collaboration.

To reflect this new agreement, AMREP rebrands as the Alfred Research Alliance – a name which acknowledges that, while place is important, it is people who make it exceptional by their commitment to excellence, their collaboration, and the way they translate new thinking into real impact for people locally, nationally and globally.


Completion of 200-seat AMREP Lecture Theatre.


Restructure of Monash University Central Clinical School.

The Alfred Centre, completed 2010

The Alfred Centre, completed 2010

Completion of The Alfred Centre with new clinical, research and education space for all of the AMREP partners.


Merger of Baker Heart Research Institute with the International Diabetes Institute to create Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Establishment of Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.


Merger of Austin Research Institute with the Burnet Institute to create a new, larger Burnet Institute.


Deakin University and La Trobe University joined the AMREP partnership.


Official opening of AMREP by Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Steve Bracks (Baker Institute building, Monash laboratories, Ian Potter Library, Precinct Animal Centre and AMREP Education Centre).

Opening of Burnet Tower and relocation of the Burnet Institute from the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital.


Construction of AMREP commenced, with funding provided by the four partners, the Victorian government (via a Science, Technology and Innovation (STI grant)) and an anonymous donor.


The Inner & Eastern Healthcare Network (including The Alfred), Baker Medical Research Institute, Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research and Monash University agreed to establish a new academic precinct on the Alfred Hospital campus.