2018 Metcalf Prize winners for stem cell research announced

Congratulations to 2018 Metcalf Prize winners! Associate Professor Enzo Porrello of the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Dr Heather Lee of the University of Newcastle have both received $50,000 Metcalf Prizes from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia in recognition of their leadership in stem cell research. Read more.

ISSCR Meeting 2018 in Melbourne, Australia

During June 2018, the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)  was held over 5 days in Melbourne, Australia. The meeting brought together nearly 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.

The meeting highlighted the enormous progress that has been made in the stem cell field both in the basic research arena, as well as translation into the clinic. While future research is pivotal to further success and increased translation, the meeting emphasised the great progress that has been made to date.

Stem Cell Image Contest

We asked ASSCR members to submit their very best Stem Cell Images in the lead up to ISSCR 2018 for a chance to win prizes sponsored by ThermoFisher. Have a look at these beautiful images and their captions, and see the top winners!

Watch: Stem Cell Research – Now and In the Future

Listen to the Public Forum “Stem Cell Research – Now and in the Future”, where leading Australian researchers discuss how stem cells could change the future of medicine.

Proudly supported by the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, this event was held in conjunction with the 2018 International Society for Stem Cell Research Annual Meeting. Published on Jul 2, 2018

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