Research Support

The Centre has directly supported the following researchers in their stem cell research projects:

Dr Tom Weber (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
To support the testing of the ‘Ticker’ concept in mammalian stem cells, and to assist his attendance at national and international SynBio meetings.

A/Prof Geraldine Mitchell and Dr Kiryu Yap (University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Institute)
To support the development of iPSC-derived, vascularised liver organoids that could be transplanted to treat liver disease.

Prof Andrew Elefanty and Prof Ed Stanley (University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute)
To support the transcriptional profiling of populations of cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells under haematopoietic and endoderm differentiation conditions, to better understand blood disorders .

A/Prof Alice Pebay (University of Melbourne and Centre for Eye Research Australia)
Funds awarded in collaboration with JEM Research Foundation to support the development of stem cell derived retinal organoids to better model and treat retinal disease.

Dr Shalin Naik (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
To support the single cell RNA sequencing facility at WEHI, providing sequencing to researchers affiliated with the Centre and BioPlatforms Australia (BPA)