RiAus PDplus: Regenerative Medicine
It’s been a common theme of science fiction for decades – the lone scientist striving to grow human body parts in the laboratory. But, will new research finally make regenerative medicine a reality?
The development of a complete human from a tiny embryo is undoubtedly one of nature’s most miraculous occurrences. Can scientists apply the same principles to grow replacement human body parts in the laboratory? Welcome to the world of regenerative medicine, a fascinating research area that explores the possibilities of regrowing human body parts. It opens the door to a raft of radically new products and therapies with the potential to transform medicine as we know it.
Live seminar on regenerative medicine featured Associate Professor Simon Koblar and Professor Andrew Zannettino. Associate Professor Simon Koblar is a Clinician-Scientist whose major area of interest is Stroke. He heads the Stroke Research Programme (SRP) which is a collaboration between the University of Adelaide and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Professor Andrew Zannettino is Head of the Myeloma Research Program and Co-Director, Cardiac Repair Group. They are both experts in stem cells and stem cell research, are widely published and their research has led to significant discoveries in the use of stem cells.
Sponsored by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and supported by the Department for Education and Child Development