Stem Cell Research Project

Increasing our understanding of stem cells to improve outcomes in human health

STEM cellThe CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE), together with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) and CSL Limited (CSL), has received $6 million from the Science and Industry Endowment Fund for a project that aims to improve outcomes in human health.

The team of Australia’s top stem cell researchers will work towards furthering understanding of normal and aberrant stem cell biology to include extensive cellular, molecular and functional analyses of blood stem cells, their progeny and bone marrow environment. This information will be used to generate research tools and identify any new drug targets.

This knowledge will in turn be used to develop new medicines to mobilise blood stem cells, improving the outcomes of bone marrow transplantation and to generate mature blood cells for transfusion.

For further information please contact:

Dr Susie Nilsson, CSIRO,

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