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International collaborators visit Pera lab

19 May 2014
Kouichi Hasegawa and Alison Farley


In recent months the Pera Lab based at The University of Melbourne, has hosted visits by several international collaborators. 

Associate Professor Kouichi Hasegawa was once again a most welcome visitor to the Pera Lab in Melbourne in May.  Kouichi divides his time between his laboratories in Japan and India.  Pictured here with Dr Alison Farley,  they are into the second year of the Australian/India joint funded project Novel Cell Surface Markers for Endodermal Stem and Progenitor Cells in Health and Disease,  which aims to develop novel cell surface biomarkers to identify stem and progenitor cells in the liver, pancreas and oesophagus.

Alison joined the Pera Lab after returning to Australia having been based at the University of Edinburgh in  Prof Clare Blackburn laboratory, also a recent visitor to SCA@UniMelb with her Stem Cell Revolutions documentary screenings in Melbourne and throughout Australia.

In February this year Professors Peter Andrews and Daniel Coca from The University of Sheffield enjoyed Melbourne’s warm weather whilst collaborating with Professor Martin Pera on their Human Frontier Science Program Award - Stem Cell Dynamics in Time and Space

Pictured here with Kevin Lau, research assistant on the HFSP Grant and PhD student Lizzi Mason.