In recognition of this outstanding role as spokesperson for stem cell science and regenerative medicine, Monash University’s Professor Alan Trounson will receive the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 2015 Award for Public Service.
Professor Trounson is renowned for his pioneering work in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other reproductive technologies, and was an early researcher and advocate for the use of human embryonic stem cells in medical research.
As founder of the Australian Stem Cell Centre and president of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, he propelled the development of programs with strong public outreach components, encouraging dialogue between researchers and their communities.
Professor Trounson was a founding board member of the ISSCR and integral in bringing the ISSCR’s annual meeting to Cairns, Australia in 2007, the society’s first meeting outside of North America.
Click here for more information on recently announced 2015 ISSCR Awards.