Event Details

Monday, 25 June 2018 - Tuesday, 26 June 2018
All Day
UQ Location:
Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (St Lucia)
Event category(s):

Event Contact

Mr Nick Hong Seng Lee
Org. Unit:
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Event Description

Full Description:
In 2018, the UQ Centre in Stem Cell Ageing and Regenerative Engineering (UQ-StemCARE) with our partners The University of Sydney, UNSW Sydney and Monash University will be hosting the 3rd Australian Biology of Ageing Conference.

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 (Buck Institute, USA), Professor Thomas Rando (Stanford University, USA) and Professor Hartmut Geiger (Ulm University, Germany).

Please visit www.ageingbiologyaustralia.org for event details, registration and abstract submission.

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

Professor Judith Campisi has received international recognition for her 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 ageing and age related diseases, and identifies pathways that can be modified to mitigate basic ageing 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 of the new German Research Training Group into 'Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing”. He leads innovative research projects focusing 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.

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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