Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research

Welcome to the new ASSCR website. As you can see we have maintained the original ASSCR style but hopefully provided a fresh new look that is more streamlined and easier to navigate. You will still be able to read stem cell news and meeting reviews and easily find information on upcoming stem cell related events. The members only area is a new initiative that will contain information relevant to ASSCR members and will be operational soon. 


Nominations are now being sought for the upcoming election of the ASSCR committee
We strongly encourage you to become involved in the process of driving the ASSCR forward. If you wish to nominate please fill in and return the Nomination Form by Friday 3 Oct, 2014. All positions except that for President are available for nomination – i.e., Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 ordinary Committee members. More information 

For information on our new election process, including terms of office, and our new Rules of Association, please go to our recent eNewsletter.


ASSCR Annual Meeting


Australian stem cell scientists attend ISSCR 2014
National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia funded 5 travel awards for PhD students or early career researchers to attend the 12th annual meeting of the International Society of Stem Cell Research held recently in Vancouver. All of the recipients had a great experience and really used this opportunity to extend their research potential “I got to discuss my scientific and entrepreneurial ambitions with the best biotech entrepreneurs in the field” Nilay Thakard. Read their complete report…

Stemcell photo article

Photographed at the meeting: Luke Aris Diepeveen (University of Western Australia, WA), Jean Tan (Monash Institute of Medical Research, Victoria), Nilay Thakard (University of Queensland, Queensland) and Julie-Ann Hulin (Flinders University, SA). Absent Gautam Wali (Griffith University, QLD)


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.  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.... 

High school students meet stem cell scientists at ASSCR 2013
Over 160 students and teachers from six Brisbane joined stem cell scientists to watch the award winning documentary "Stem Cell Revolutions" and have their questions answered by a panel of experts.... Read the whole story!