The ASSCR is delighted that Melbourne, Australia was chosen as the site for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research.

The meeting will take place 20-23 June 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Abstract submission and registration open 6 December 2017.

View the meeting program and confirmed speaker list here and learn more about Australia’s capital of fashion, food, coffee, culture & sports (don’t tell Sydney) here.

The ISSCR is the premier international society for stem cell science and the annual meeting brings together approximately 3,000 scientists, clinicians, educators and industry professionals from all over the world to share new data and discover global advances within the stem cell field.

Melbourne CBD and the Yarra River as seen from the vibrant South Bank neighbourhood

2017 Annual Meeting

Location: Sydney

Presentations and posters awards:

ECR Oral Award, Dr Benjamin Cao (CSIRO) Chemosensitisation of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia using a Small Molecule Integrin Antagonist

Student Oral Award, Dr Thomas Forbes (Murdoch Children's Research Institute), Gene correction of IFT140 mutation rescues ciliary phenotype in patient iPSC-derived kidney organoids.

Student Poster Award, Ms Ana Rita Leitoguinho (Murdoch Children's Research Institute), The role for the VENTX homeobox gene during human primordial germ cell (hPGC) development

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2016 Annual Meeting

Location: Margaret River

Presentations and posters awards:

Oral Presentation Prize winners
Elizabeth Ng, 
Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells to HOXA+ hemogenic vasculature that resembles the aorta-gonad-mesonephros
Amy Chapman, 
Investigating the functional maturation of human induced neural precursor-derived neurons

Poster Presentation Prize winners
Grace Lidgerwood, 
Lyosphosphatidic acid signalling in human pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells
Isabel Hemming, 
RP58 and p27 coordinate neural stem cell proliferation and radial migration within the embryonic mouse cerebral cortex

Best of the Best Poster Presentations
Kiryu Yap, 
Bio-engineering vascularised human liver organoids from adult stem/progenitor cells
Ms Yi Wang, 
Self assembled peptide scaffold to support primary cortical neuron survival and growth in vitro
Mr Majid Alhomrani,
Human amnion epithelial cells-derived extracellular vesicles reduce fibrosis in a mouse model of liver fibrosis
Ms Ena Music, 
Constant and pulsed parathyroid hormone(1-34) administration mitigates mesenchymal stem/stromal cell hypertrophy but at the expense of chondrogenesis
Ms Grace Lidgerwood, 
Lysophosphatidic acid signalling in human pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells