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