News & Events

Latest News

  • New study doubles estimate of functional genes in our genome
    06 March 2017
    A group of researchers from Japan and Australia have completed a landmark study where they revealed that long non-coding RNAs, a poorly understood and highly controversial class of genes, may link with major diseases, including inflammation and cancer.
  • Start-up makes quick work of cellular experiments
    03 February 2017
    Start-up company Scaled Biolabs Inc is changing the way researchers around the world conduct manual cellular experiments and accelerating discoveries in biology by providing novel devices that enable 1000’s of experiments to occur simultaneously.
  • Alternate facts and Australian stem cell research
    02 February 2017
    In The Australian of 30 January, Angela Shanahan did her part to welcome in the Trump era with a tirade replete with a bizarre collection of “alternate facts” regarding stem cell research. The piece was ostensibly a reply to media criticism of the public relations campaign in support of the award of Australian of the Year to stem cell researcher Alan Mackay-Sim. However, Shanahan’s article swiftly morphed into an incompetent rehash of tired old arguments concerning the use of human embryos in stem cell research. The suppositions and conclusions in the article are at best ill-informed and out of date, and at worst complete misrepresentations of reality. They invite refutation.

Events

  • 26th NSW SCN workshop ‘Stem Cells and Gene Editing'
    29 March 2017
    The 26th workshop of NSW Stem Cell Network will be held on Wednesday the 29th March 2017 at Sydney University.
  • Joint AGCTS and ASSCR Scientific Meeting: Accelerating Personalised Medicine: Stem Cells, Gene and Cell Therapy
    24 May 2017
    The joint 10th Australasian Gene and Cell Therapy (AGCTS) and Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR) Scientific Meeting in the heart of Sydney NSW. The members of both Societies share common interests in developing new stem cell, gene and cell therapies for the treatment of human disease and successfully translating their research.
  • ISSCR 2017 Annual Meeting - BOSTON USA
    14 June 2017
    The ISSCR annual meeting brings together stem cell researchers from around the world to share their work, discuss tools and techniques, and advance stem cell science and regenerative medicine. The many presentations, workshops, and discussions provide opportunities to learn, collaborate, and find inspiration. You won't want to miss the latest news and developments in stem cell science and technology. Join us at ISSCR 2017 in Boston.
  • International Symposium: Neural Transplantation & Repair - Queensland
    13 September 2017
    The 14th International Symposium on Neural Transplantation & Repair will be held in Port Douglas, north Queensland from 13-16 September. This meeting will cover topics such as neurogenesis and endogenous repair; updates on clinical trials; alternative mechanisms for cell-based therapies; disease in a dish; gene therapy and so much more.