Stem Cells Australia

Led by Professor Melissa Little , the initiative links Australia’s leading experts in bioengineering, nanotechnology, stem cell biology, advanced molecular analysis and clinical research. Stem Cells Australia has been established by the University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Queensland, University of New South Wales, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Florey Neuroscience Institutes and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Stem Cells Australia began operations on 1 July 2011 and aims to explore the fundamental mechanisms involved in stem cell regulation and differentiation, and translate this knowledge into innovative biotechnological and therapeutic applications.

Not only will this collaboration support excellence in stem cell research but it will also lead public debate and discussion about the important ethical, legal and societal issues associated with stem cell science.

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We aim to:

  • Promote the study and use of stem cells

  • Prevent or control diseases or illness

  • Enhance public education about stem cells