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  • Melissa Little and David Gardner elected as Fellows of Australian Academy of Science
    22 May 2017
    Twenty-one of Australia’s best scientists have been elected to the Australian Academy of Science, a rare and esteemed honour, for their outstanding contributions to science. Amongst the 2017 Fellows are Professor Melissa Little, Stem Cells Australia’s Program Leader and Theme Director of Cell Biology at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and Professor David Gardner, reproductive biologist at the University of Melbourne and a Chief Investigator in our consortium.
  • Finding the back gate to schizophrenia
    15 May 2017
    Monash researcher Associate Professor Bourne has been awarded a prestigious grant to study how cognitive function is controlled in the brain and how these mechanisms may influence the development of schizophrenia.
  • Scientists discover new type of brain cell
    10 May 2017
    Australian and Japanese researchers have discovered a new type of brain cell by studying tropical freshwater zebrafish. These cells, which act as ‘scavengers’ in the brain mopping up potentially damaging cellular waste, are also found in humans and may provide protection against neurological diseases.

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.