2 October 2019, Brisbane.

Professor Mark Kendall has been invited to act as co-chair of the Expert Advisory Panel of the Stem Cell Therapies Mission, helping world-class Australian researchers further investigate game-changing medical treatments for many chronic and inherited diseases.

The Stem Cell Therapies Mission, which will receive $150 million over 10 years from the Medical Research Future Fund, will support Australia’s talented researcher to realise the potential of stem cell therapies for radically improved healthcare.

The panel will convene to apply its expertise in drafting a roadmap, which will assist with the Mission’s implementation and set priorities for funding.

Other members of the panel are:

Professor Melissa Little (Co-Chair), Murdoch Children's Research Institute / University of Melbourne
Professor Pritinder Kaur, Curtin University
Dr Siok Tey, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Professor Simon Koblar, University of Adelaide
Professor Stephanie Watson, University of Sydney
Dr Christine Walker, Chronic Illnesses Alliance
Dr Dan Grant, MTPConnect
Associate Professor Megan Munsie, University of Melbourne
Professor Peter Rathjen, University of Adelaide
Professor Maria Kavallaris, University of New South Wales / Children’s Cancer Institute
Professor Iona Novak, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute

Associated links:

 Media release - Progressing the long-term plan for stem cell research

Government launches roadmap for stem cell therapies mission