News & Events

Latest News

  • Stem Cells Australia 2016 Annual Report now available
    24 April 2017
    During 2016 SCA’s research teams continued to expand their outstanding record of contributions to both basic and applied stem cell biology, including a remarkably diverse publications portfolio which included over 150 publications, a major collaborative initiative formed with Bioplatforms Australia and significant recognitions and honours from prestigious societies, to name a few. Click here to download our latest Annual Report.
  • Examining the dynamics that drive and sustain stem cell tourism
    20 April 2017
    A new book addressing the complex forces that shape and perpetuate a market for commercial stem cell treatments was launched at the Kathleen Syme Library in Carlton on 18 April. Entitled, Stem Cell Tourism and the Political Economy of Hope, and published by Palgrave MacMillan the book is a culmination of seven years of work undertaken by a team of interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Melbourne and Monash University.
  • 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.

Events

  • 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.