Minister visits expanded Thomas complex

The Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, Minister for Research, Science and Technology, visited the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery and toured the new Thomas extension which is nearing completion. The new building will accommodate some of the companies co-located in the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology, a number of academic research groups and new initiatives including the Centre for Peptide Chemistry and the Tissue Engineering Laboratory – both in collaboration with the Maurice Wilkins Centre. The new building and the existing Thomas Building are seamlessly connected via bridges on every level in a five story high fully glazed link atrium. The expanded Thomas complex will have approximately 11,000m2 floor area for a capacity of around 450 academic and industry staff and graduate students.