Alliance Welcomes Victoria’s Lead Scientist to Precinct

The Alfred Research Alliance today welcomed Victoria’s Lead Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples, for a tour of the Alfred precinct and a round-table with senior personnel from Alliance member organisations.

A delegation including Prof Andrew Way, Chief Executive of Alfred Health and Chair of the Alliance Council and Dr Renée Dutton, Executive Officer of the Alfred Research Alliance, welcomed Dr Caples and provided an overview of the precinct’s capacity, capabilities and achievements, and its plans for the future.

Pictured at the Alfred Research Allliance this morning are (from left): Dr Jason Lickliter, Chief Medical Officer, Nucleus Network; Prof Karlheinz Peter, Deputy Director, Basic & Translational Research, Baker Institute; Angela Luttick, Executive Director, 360biolabs; A/Prof David Anderson, Deputy Director (Partnerships) & Co-Head – Global Health Diagnostics Development, Burnet Institute; Dr Lee Hamley, Chief Medical Officer, Alfred Health; Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist, Victoria; Prof Steve Jane, Director of Research, The Alfred and Foundation Dean, Monash Sub-Faculty of Translational Medicine & Public Health; Prof Tracey Bucknall, Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University and Foundation Chair in Nursing – Alfred Health.

Touring the Nucleus Network facilities are (from left): Dr Lee Hamley, Prof Steve Jane, Prof Andrew Way, Dr Amanda Caples and Dr Jason Lickliter.










Dr Caples then toured Nucleus Network, Australia’s largest Phase 1 clinical research organisation, where multiple clinical trials, including some into COVID vaccines, are underway. The facility is just one example of the extensive infrastructure and resources at the Alfred precinct which have been made possible in part by significant past investment by the Victorian Government.

The tour was followed by a round-table discussion with the leadership of the Alfred Research Alliance, giving Dr Caples the opportunity to review the impact of previous government investment, and how the future health needs of Victorians will be best supported through translational research and medicine.

The Alfred Research Alliance translational research and medical precinct is a collaborative community of more than 8000 people across eight member organisations: Alfred Health, Monash University, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, Burnet Institute, La Trobe University, Deakin University, Nucleus Network and 360biolabs.

Prof Andrew Way with Dr Amanda Caples

Dr Jason Lickliter lead Dr Amanda Caples on a tour of the Nucleus Network facilities at the Alfred Research Alliance in Melbourne.


Photos: Dr Renée Dutton, Executive Officer, Alfred Research Alliance