As part of an initiative to encourage new research collaborations and new research directions across the Stem Cells Australia network, the following four exciting new one-year projects were selected:
- James Bourne [ARMI, Monash] and Toby Merson [Florey] - Assessment of the response of endogenous neocortical NPC’s to ischemic injury and their capacity to generate functional neurones in vivo
- Robert Nordon [UNSW], Richard Harvey [VCCRI & UNSW] and Jenny Wang [CCIA, UNSW]- Live cell tracking in stem cell science: Direct mapping of transcriptional pathways in single cells and their progeny
- Jose Polo [ARMI, Monash], Ernst Wolvetang [AIBN, UQ], Justin Cooper-White [AIBN, UQ], Susie Nilsson [CSIRO] and Christine Wells [AIBN, UQ] - Elucidating the influence of gender on the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells
- Mirella Dottori [Melbourne], Don Newgreen [MCRI], Ben Rollo [MCRI], Ernst Wolvetang [AIBN, UQ], Justin Cooper-White [AIBN, UQ], Christine White and Andrew Laslett [CSIRO]- Identify additional novel and specific cell surface markers of human NC progenitors that can be used to isolate these cells by FACS
Applications were assessed on the basis of scientific excellence, innovation, interdisciplinary research and extent of inter-institutional collaboration.