Melbourne is committed to continue to be Australia’s knowledge and innovation capital. The city is home to three knowledge precincts bringing together institutions, academia, research and medical centres to foster world-leading innovation. 

Some of the world’s greatest minds live here and when hosting business events here, delegates can tap into Melbourne’s knowledge, innovation and technology. 

Professor Sharon Lewin 

Professor Sharon Lewin and Club Melbourne Ambassador is one of Melbourne’s sector champion in the medical field. known internationally as a global leader in HIV research, she is an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist and the inaugural Director of The Doherty Institute, a joint venture of the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

Prof. Lewin leads a large research team that focuses on understanding why HIV persists on treatment and how HIV interacts with other common co-infections, including hepatitis B virus (HBV). Her team has pioneered multiple early phase clinical trials aimed at ultimately finding a cure for HIV infection and collaborates widely with research groups across Asia, the United States and Europe.

Prof. Lewin was the local co-chair of AIDS 2014, the largest ever health conference hosted in Australia. 

Prof. Lewin is one of Melbourne’s great minds and a thought leader in the medical field. 

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