Two $50,000 prizes for up-and-coming leaders in stem cell research!!

Applications are now open for the inaugural Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research, from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia


12th Annual ISSCR meeting Invite

ASSCR is campaigning to bring ISSCR back to Australia in 2018. Do your part by joining this years conference in Vancouver to showcase Australian Stem Cell Research!!

View the official invite here.

The 2013 Newsletter

Click here for the ASSCR 2013 December Newsletter

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Stem Cell Tourism research Project

Have you travelled abroad for stem cell treatment – as a patient or a carer? Have you considered travelling abroad but perhaps decided against it?

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The Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research is a Society for stem cell researchers and related professionals in Australia and New Zealand

The ASSCR aims to promote the discipline of stem cell biology and therapies in Australasia, to promote education and research and to disseminate scientific information. The ASSCR will facilitate networking and professional development for stem cell researchers, provide a forum for stem cell researchers and interaction with the general community and government. The ASSCR will also maintain a directory of stem cell professionals and update and distribute information about stem cell research, funding initiatives, events and meetings.

ASSCR Joint Meeting Announced

We are pleased to invite you to be a part of the inaugural joint scientific meeting of the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research, the International Society for Cellular Therapy (Australia and New Zealand region) and Stem Cells Australia. 

 The 'Narrowing the gap between stem cell science and cell therapy' meeting will be held in Lorne between 9-11 November and includes a stellar array of international and national speakers. 

 We look forward to seeing you there.

Stem cells used to build mini-kidneys!

Join the live public webcast – ISSCR Connect – on Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 7am (AEST) to hear University of Queensland’s Professor Melissa Little discuss how stem cells are being used to build mini-kidneys!  More details

Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: what to look out for

Assessment of proposed stem cell treatments through clinical trials is used to determine the treatment’s safety and effectiveness, with the results published for transparency and further education.  Unfortunately, there are individuals and organizations prepared to take advantage.  We have, in conjunction with Stem Cells Australia and the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, prepared a brochure to assist you in your search for more information....





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Stem Cell Events in Australia and New Zealand


ASSCR Annual Conference 2013

The 2013 ASSCR conference was held from 27-29 October in Brisbane. leading International and National scientists spoke of the latest stem cell research; from regenerative medicine to cancer stem cells and metastasis, as well as stem cell-related social and ethical issues.




The ASSCR made a submission to the McKeon Review. The submission is available.