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Latest research at the Australian Society for Stem Cell Research conference

6 December 2019

Australian Society for Stem Cell Research conference in Brisbane (Nov 2019)

Sueanne Chear,  a PhD candidate in Assoc Prof Tony Cook’s team at the Wicking Dementia Centre at University of Tasmania, presented their latest research at the Australian Society for Stem Cell Research conference in Brisbane last month. Co-funded by the Australian and US Chapters of the BDSRA, this research makes some important advances in the characterisation and understanding of stem cell models of CLN3 disease. Through various microscopy and labelling techniques (such as these pictured here), Cook’s team demonstrate that CLN3 stem cell models recapitulate several hallmark pathologies of CLN3 in humans. In future, these cell models may be a useful tool for testing potential new drugs for treatment of CLN3.

Fig: Microscopy and labelling technique (Wicking Dementia Centre at University of Tasmania)