Stem cell research at Melbourne
Stem cell research, a strength of the University of Melbourne, spans a wide range of research disciplines such as synthetic and developmental biology, tissue engineering, bioinformatics, ethics, sociology and law. The University of Melbourne administers five national disease teams translating stem cell medicine via the Medical Research Future Accelerated Research Fund.
Our network of researchers
Explore our network of stem cell systems researchers and projects across the Faculty of MDHS.
What are stem cells?
Here's an introduction to stem cells, their applications in research and emerging technologies, and their impact on society.Explore
Frontier of Medicine
Meet the scientists who use stem cells to advance our understanding of how the body develops and what happens during disease.Explore
Stem Cells Australia
Seeking to harness the potential of stem cells for new diagnostic, therapeutic and biotechnological applications. Find out more.Explore
The School’s diverse research themes provide opportunities for you to conduct research in areas of importance and personal interest. This multidisciplinary approach brings together researchers from the social sciences, epidemiology and public health, preventive, clinical and primary care medicine and from basic and applied sciences.View
Melbourne’s stem cell researchers have access to cutting edge research infrastructure across Australia's leading Biomedical Precinct.View
Stem cell research is an multidisciplinary field integrating developmental and cell biology, computational and systems biology, clinical medicine, engineering, sociology, philosophy and law. Students at the University of Melbourne can study stem cells, and gain research experience in undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
The multidisciplinary nature of stem cells complements a diverse array of disciplines, electives, and majors. Stem cell specific subjects and research projects are available for undergraduate students.
Undergraduate students can study stem cells as a part of a major, as an elective subject, or as complementary breath, through the following subjects. It is advised that students consult the current handbook entry for eligibility and pre-requisite requirements.
Engage in a genuine research experience and develop essential research skills through our undergraduate projects with leading stem cell research groups. Research projects include for-credit undergraduate subjects, vacation scholarships, and internships. Note that in response to the COVID-19 situation, some vacation scholarship and internship application dates may be postponed.
Honours and Graduate Research
Providing students with a unique opportunity to integrate multiple disciplines and contribute to cutting edge research. Students will also gain exposure to the rapidly advancing ideas and technologies used to study stem cells.
Honours is a fourth-year program which gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original stem cell research.
Master of Biomedical Science
The Master of Biomedical Science offers graduates a pathway into a research or other science based careers, or PhD studies.
Graduates of a Doctor of Philosophy will be specialists within their field, leaders in communities, attuned to cultural diversity and active global citizens.
Other Masters Programs
Students enrolled in Coursework Masters programs which incorporate a research project subject may complete the project with the Centre for Stem Cell Systems