Our goal is to engineer clinically translatable solutions for increasing health span and healthy ageing. This conference will provide a platform for lively exchange between scientists to forge links between basic research and clinical translation and establish a network globally for ageing research and regenerative medicine.
The conference will be held from the 25th - 26th of June at The University of Queensland and will feature keynote lectures from Professor Judith Campisi, Professor Thomas Rando and Professor Hartmut Geiger.
We look forward to seeing you at the symposium.
Prof. Ernst Wolvetang | Co-Director UQ-StemCARE | AIBN | UQ
Prof. Justin Cooper-White | Co-Director UQ-StemCARE | AIBN | UQ
Prof. David Le Couteur AO | University of Sydney Medical School | ANZAC RI
A/Prof. Victoria Cogger | ANZAC Research Institute | Charles Perkins Centre | UoS
Dr. Lindsay Wu | School of Medical Sciences | UNSW Sydney
Dr. Matt Piper | ARC Future Fellow | Monash University
Dr. Brit Winnen | Centre Manager UQ-StemCARE | UQ
contributions to understanding why age is the largest single risk factor for developing a panoply of diseases ranging from neurodegeneration to cancer. Her highly
acclaimed research integrates the genetic, environmental and evolutionary forces
that result in aging and age related diseases, and identifies pathways that can be
modified to mitigate basic aging processes.
Professor Thomas Rando's research on aging has demonstrated that it is possible to identify biochemical stimuli that can induce stem cells in old tissues to repair injuries as effectively as in young tissues, and this work has broad implications for the fields of regenerative medicine and stem cell transplantation. In 2016, Tom has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Professor Hartmut Geiger is a renowned stem cell researcher and spokesperson ofthe new German Research Training Group into "Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing”. He leads innovative research projects focussing on how adult stem cells
are regulated in health, disease and ageing and how to translate their findings into
the clinic where adult stem cells are a powerful source in tissue regeneration as well as in cancer.