Stem Cells Australia highlights ARC-funded research

Stem Cells Australia, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative based at The University of Melbourne, which received funding of $21 million over seven years beginning in 2011, has released a short video in which Professor Melissa Little, Program Leader of Stem Cells Australia, highlights their scientific achievements and explores future research directions. 

The nationally representative initiative was established in 2011 to discover how to regulate the formation and properties of stem cells, and links over 300 researchers from 14 leading Australian universities and research intuitions. Several important fundamental breakthroughs have been made over the course of seven years of ARC funding, and Professor Little describes the next phase for Stem Cells Australia as applying these fundamental breakthroughs to medical applications.

The video can be viewed on the Stem Cells Australia website, on YouTube, and is embedded below.


Media issued by Stem Cells Australia.


Image: An embryonic stem cell.
Source: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.5).


Original Published Date: 
Monday, June 4, 2018