Led by Professor Melissa Little, the initiative links Australia’s leading experts in bioengineering, nanotechnology, stem cell biology, advanced molecular analysis and clinical research.
We aim to explore the fundamental mechanisms involved in stem cell regulation and differentiation, and translate this knowledge into innovative biotechnological and therapeutic applications. Not only will this collaboration support excellence in stem cell research but we will also lead public debate and discussion about the important ethical, legal and societal issues associated with stem cell science.
The unique multidisciplinary approach of this initiative will also foster and train the next generation of Australian stem cell scientists, cementing Australia’s future position in the field.
Stem Cells Australia was established in
2011 by The University of Melbourne, Monash University, the University
of Queensland and the University of NSW, CSIRO, the Walter and Eliza
Hall Institute, the Victor Chang Research Institute and the Florey
Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health with Murdoch Childrens
Research Institute joining in 2016. The University of Melbourne is the
Administering Organisation for the initiative.