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Institutional Biosafety Committee 

All dealings involving Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) conducted at St Vincent's Hospital must be reviewed and approved by the St Vincent's Hospital Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).


Activities involving GMOs fall into four main categories:



The IBC meets four times per year. All applications must be submitted to a meeting of the IBC. New applications will not be reviewed out of session. Therefore, applications must submitted by the following dates in order to be considered:

2014 IBC Meeting Dates / Agenda Closing Dates

Agenda Closing Date

Meeting Date

6 February 2014

6 March 2014

8 May 2014

5 June 2014

7 August 2014

4 September 2014

 6 November 2014

 4 December 2014


2014 IBC Meeting Dates / Agenda Closing Dates

For further information, please contact Melanie Asquith, IBC Secretary on 03 9288 3872 or email

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211