Showcasing our School and Department shared equipment and research initiatives.  In this edition we cover the following:

- Melbourne research showcased in Japan Trade Mission for Regenerative Medicine

- Imaging & Posters

    Melbourne research showcased in Japan Trade Mission for Regenerative Medicine

    The research expertise of the University’s stem cell community has been showcased in Japan as part of a Victorian Government Trade Mission for Regenerative Medicine held in May.

    photo of delegation outside Australian Embassy in Tokyo

    Patricia Gigliuto, Manager for the Centre for Stem Cell Systems (Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience), and Prof Greg Qiao from the School of Engineering, participated in the mission to promote the interdisciplinary work being done across the Parkville Precinct in areas such as bioinformatics, cell biology, disease modelling and tissue engineering with the aim of advancing regenerative medicine.

    The Victorian delegation visited several research institutions, regulatory bodies and private companies based in Tokyo and Kobe, such as the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, FIRM (Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine) and JCR Pharmaceuticals, and representatives from more than 20 pharmaceutical and biotech companies attended a presentation evening. The mission was successful in highlighting the University Precinct’s research capacity and translational potential to Japanese industry. Patricia and Greg are continuing to work closely with Trade Victoria to continue strengthening our collaborative links with Japan.

    Imaging & Posters

    Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences Imaging and Posters Unit provides an imaging and poster service for all staff and student members of the School of Biomedical Sciences. Click here for a flyer with full details or email


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