Bootes Course Keynote Public Lecture:

Professor Martin Pera, The University of Melbourne and Stem Cells Australia.

Professor Martin Pera is the Program Leader of Stem Cells Australia. Professor Pera was among a small number of researchers who pioneered the isolation and characterisation of pluripotent stem cells from human germ cell tumours of the testis, work that provided an important framework for the development of human embryonic stem cells. His laboratory at Monash University was the second in the world to isolate embryonic stem cells from the human blastocyst, and the first to describe their differentiation into somatic cells in vitro. He has made major contributions to the understanding of human embryonic stem cell biology. He has provided extensive advice to state, national and international regulatory authorities on the scientific background to human embryonic stem cell research, and is a member of the Steering Group of the International Stem Cell Initiative.

For enquiries or to register: 
Dr Madeleine Nicol
T 02 6125 2577

Date & time

5–5.40pm 18 July 2013


The Finkel Lecture Theatre The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU


 Dr Madeleine Nicol
 02 6125 2577

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