Stem Cell Research - Now and in the Future

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State Library of Queensland

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South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Learn more how the convergence of stem cell science, genetic engineering and big data could change the future of medicine.

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Join us at this FREE public forum to learn more how the convergence of stem cell science, genetic engineering and big data could change the future of medicine from Queensland experts who are leading the way. This is great opportunity to have your questions answered.

Doors open from 4.30pm – come early to meet the researchers and explore a photography exhibition.

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Dr Siok Tey - QIMR Berghofer and Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital

Siok is a specialist clinician in blood cancer and bone marrow transplantation and works with blood stem cells and immune cells to treat cancer and autoimmune conditions.

Professor Ernst Wolvetang - The University of Queensland, Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology

Ernst uses stem cells to model brain and ageing diseases in a dish. These models are used to determine the causes of disease, develop diagnostic tools and to test potential treatments.

Associate Professor Jessica Mar - The University of Queensland, Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology

Jess uses computational biology and the analysis of big data to understand, at the level of the cell, what is happening during ageing and disease.

Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani - The University of Queensland, Diamantina Institute

Dr Nathan Palpant - The University Of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Nathan studies how stem cells differentiate into heart cells to understand heart development and what goes wrong during heart disease.

Associate Professor Megan Munsie (Moderator) - University of Melbourne

Megan has combined academia and industry to develop an understanding of issues associated with stem cell research and its clinical translation, and has contributed to developing policies at a domestic and international level.

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