Growing Organs in a Dish: Sci-Fi to Reality?
Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre
Kenneth Myer Building
30 Royal Parade, Parkville
T: 8344 1819
Medical researchers can grow mini-organs from stem cells? What does this really mean to life as we know it?
Join University of Melbourne’s leading researchers as they discuss just how close their ground-breaking advances are to improving treatments for cancer, kidney and other diseases, as well as the ethics involved in doing so.
Proudly presented by the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute and the Centre for Stem Cell Systems at the University of Melbourne and the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC).
The Centre for Stem Cell Systems is UoM's focal point for multi-disciplinary stem cell research, related technologies and knowledge exchange regarding societal impact of such research.
The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute is the flagship vehicle for undertaking ‘grand challenges’ in the Neurosciences and related disciplines at the University of Melbourne (UoM).
The Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC), Victoria’s leading source of Life Sciences learning and education. GTAC provides an innovative and collaborative educational environment in which Victorian students and educators access life science expertise through engagement with practicing scientists, contemporary knowledge and technology. Immerse yourself in a life sciences journey of learning and discovery.
Professor Bob Williamson, Professor of Medical Genetics
Associate Professor Fred Hollande, Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology
Mr Dusty Flanagan, Postdoctoral Researcher in Professor Elizabeth Vincan’s, Molecular Oncology Laboratory
Dr Jess Vanslambrouck , Postdoctoral Researcher in the Kidney Development, Disease and Regeneration (KDDR) Group
Dr Mirella Dottori, Group Leader, Stem Cell Laboratory