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ASSCR Public Forum: Stem cells and Organoids: new insights into health and future therapies

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Date(s) - 14/11/2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

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Can lab-grown eye tissue test gene therapies for blindness?

Could models of muscle help us understand heart problems?

Bring your questions to this FREE public event at 5.30pm Tuesday 14 November at the Australian National Maritime Museum, and via livestream.

You’ll hear from a panel of researchers and clinicians sharing their expertise on:

  • lab-grown tumours for testing cancer treatments – Prof Helen Abud (Monash University)
  • blindness and deafness – Dr Anai Gonzalez Cordero (Children’s Medical Research Institute)
  • heart and muscle conditions – Dr Richard Mills (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, reNEW Melbourne)
  • brain conditions – A/Prof Silvia Velasco (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, reNEW Melbourne)
  • ethical and legal implications of emerging technologies – Prof Di Nicol (University of Tasmania).

This forum will be hosted by Professor Megan Munsie, from The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and reNEW Melbourne.

PLUS – Pre-event exhibition and science education opportunity:

Doors will open at 4:30pm with a captivating stem cell photography exhibition and roving early career scientists in the foyer. Students and the broader public can meet and mingle with junior investigators and researchers, and find out about university courses and careers in science and biomedical research.

This event is hosted by the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research and supported by the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia. It is also proudly supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW.

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Last updated: November 9, 2023

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