Governance

Stem Cells Australia has a strong governance and organisational structure to provide oversight of strategic and scientific direction.
Professor David de Kretser at the launch of Stem Cells Australia
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.

Institutional oversight of the Stem Cells Australia initiative will be provided by the Governance Committee, composed of one nominee from each of the eight partners and chaired by Professor David de Kretser. The partner nominees currently include Professor Mark Hargreaves (UoM),  Professor Ross Coppel (Monash),  Professor Nick Di Girolamo (UNSW), Ms Britt Granath (VCCRI), Professor Alastair McEwan (UQ), Dr Julian Clark (WEHI) and Dr Henry de Azipurua (Florey).

The Scientific Advisory Committee will provide strategic advice to the Program Leader on the research directions of initiative and independent evaluation on the research performance. Consisting of national and international experts in the field of stem cell science the Scientific Advisory Committee is chaired by Professor Patrick Tam, Children’s Medical Research Institute (Sydney), and includes Professors  Christine Mummery, Leiden University Medical Centre (The Netherlands), Michael Rudnicki, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Canada), Hideyuki Okano, Keio University (Japan), Andras Nagy, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute (Canada) and Peter Zandstra, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Torronto (Canada).