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Stem Cell Partnerships: From bench to bedside

05:30 PM - Monday 09 September, 2019
Taking scientific discoveries from the laboratory to patients in the clinic requires a network of people with skills, knowledge, time and passion. Join us to hear how three teams from across Parkville are using stem cells to advance understanding and development of new treatments for diseases affecting liver, gut and vision.

The University of Melbourne's Centre for Stem Cell Systems warmly invites you to this public event. There will be a networking session following the main event for you to meet the researchers and others interested in stem cell research.

Liver Disease
Dr Kiryu Yap, St Vincent’s Institute and Hospital.

Dr Kiryu Yap is a trainee surgeon currently completing a PhD at St Vincent’s Institute and Hospital and is an honorary fellow of the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne. Dr Yap is working on developing a bio-engineered model of human liver tissue with blood vessels, aiming to ultimately grow livers from stem cells for transplant. 

Eye Disease
Professor Alice Pebay and Dr Matt Rutar, University of Melbourne, joined by Daniel Feller, Genetic Cures Australia.

Professor Alice Pébay and Dr Matt Rutar from the Departments of Surgery and Anatomy and Neuroscience are using stem cells to model the retina and are exploring potential cures for eye diseases. This work is well known to Genetic Cures Australia, a charity focused on supporting research for genetic eye disease.

Gut Disease
Dr Lincon Stamp and Dr Marlene Hao, University of Melbourne, joined by A/ Professor Sebastian King, Royal Children's Hospital. 

Bookings are essential for this free public lecture. Register here.