News & Events

Latest News

  • 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 The suppositions and conclusions in the article are at best ill-informed and out of date, and at worst complete misrepresentations of reality.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.
  • New leadership appointments to Stem Cells Australia initiative
    30 January 2017
    Professor Melissa Little has been named the new head of the Stem Cells Australia initiative. Professor Little is based at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and brings a wealth of experience to the role, with a strong vision for the future of Australian science in this important area of medical research. Professor Christine Wells, Director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Stem Cell Systems will be joining Professor Little as Deputy Program Leader of Stem Cells Australia.

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.