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  • Mining for intestinal stem cells
    01 March 2016
    Researchers are looking at the intestinal stem cells of our gut to understand if we can direct these cells to more efficiently regenerate the gut from a diseased state.
  • Queensland Women in STEM Research Prize 2016 – Vote Now!
    29 February 2016
    In recognition of the leading role women in research, the Queensland Government is holding a competition for female researchers and students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics. We are delighted that one of Stem Cells Australia’s PhD students – Lizzi Mason – has been nominated for her work in changing the way we think about stem cells, and in particular pluripotent stem cells.
  • New ARMI Director Announced: Professor Peter Currie to take the lead
    05 February 2016
    After an extensive international search, Professor Peter Currie, current Deputy Head of Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute has been appointed to the role of ARMI Director.
  • A new way to generate cells for therapy
    01 February 2016
    Researchers from Monash University have joined international colleagues to develop a new tool that can potentially take stem out of cell therapies.
  • AIBN Welcome New Director
    01 February 2016
    The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at The University of Queensland has welcomed Professor Alan Rowan as its new Director.
  • AIBN researcher awarded ARC Future Fellowship
    18 December 2015
    Associate Professor Christine Wells from The University of Queensland has been awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council fellowship to support her research into systems biology of stem cells.
  • Professor Peter Gray becomes interim ATSE President
    18 December 2015
    The director of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at UQ has been appointed as Interim President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, replacing outgoing President Dr Alan Finkel.
  • Boost to Australian MS Research
    17 December 2015
    Research to understand how brain stem cells restore nerve cell function in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been given a major funding boost. Dr Tobias Merson, head of the Myelin Plasticity Laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health has been awarded a prestigious Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to support his research into the development and repair of myelin which is lost in patients with MS.
  • Stem Cells in the Hunter Valley
    20 November 2015
    In early November, distinguished scientists, clinician researchers and industry professionals from all over Australia gathered in the Hunter Valley to exchange scientific ideas and foster collaboration.
  • Top brain researcher awarded CSL Florey Medal
    12 November 2015
    World-renowned University of Queensland neuroscientist, Professor Perry Bartlett, has received one of Australia’s most prestigious lifetime achievement awards for his research and leadership including the discovery that the adult brain could change and that its neurons could regenerate.
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