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Stem Cell Research - Now and in the Future

05:00 PM - Monday 18 June, 2018


Date: Monday 18 June 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 6 :30pm
Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

Join us at this FREE event, where leading Australian researchers discuss how stem cells could change the future of medicine. Learn more about stem cell research and have your questions answered.

This event is proudly supported by the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia and is being held in conjunction with the 2018 International Society for Stem Cell Research Annual Meeting.

Doors open from 4:00pm - come early and explore the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research Stem Cell Stories photography exhibition and meet the researchers.

Register at: tinyurl.com/stemcell-nowandfuture

Speakers

Professor Susie Nilsson - CSIRO and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University
Susie works with hemopoietic or blood stem cells to understand their role in disease and how they might be regulated for transplantation.

Associate Professor Pritinder Kaur - Curtin University
Pritinder is interested in epithelial stem cells, and uses human skin cells as a model for understanding how the epithelial layers are developed.

Dr Michael O'Connor - Western Sydney University
Michael used human stem cells to understand the causes of, and find new treatments for, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Associate Professor James Chong - The Westmead Institute and University of Sydney
James trained in cardiology and is now researching how to regrow cardiac cells after a heart attack.

Professor Melissa Little - Murdoch Children's Research Institute and University of Melbourne
Melissa uses human stem cells to recreate kidney tissue in the lab. Her research is currently trying to better understand inherited kidney disease, and improve diagnosis and treatments.

Associate Professor Megan Munsie (Moderator) - University of Melbourne
Megan has combined academia and industry to develop an understanding of issues associated with stem cell research and its clinical translation, and has contributed to developing policies at a domestic and international level.