We are fortunate to have a wealth of expertise across Australia, and within WA in the area of regenerative medicine. In 2012, the Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine (CCTRM) was established at UWA and directed by the late Prof. Geoffrey Laurent, a renowned world leader in respiratory health and research. In 2013, CCTRM relocated into a new state-of-the-art research facility, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. After a successful five years in which Prof. Laurent saw through the development of key research networks, Prof. Laurent stepped down as director in May 2017, and was succeeded by Prof. George Yeoh, an international expert in liver stem cells, regeneration and liver cancer. Prof. Laurent continued to remain engaged in CCTRM through his research on lung regeneration and leadership in the UHU international network, until his sudden passing on 12th August 2018, aged 70. He leaves behind a great many legacies.
CCTRM is a multidisciplinary research centre uniting scientists and clinicians through a collaborative network, and draws leaders from all across WA's universities, key research institute and hospitals. CCTRM also cultivates national and international collaborations through its strategic partnership with the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR), and the tri-institutional research partnership between UWA, Helmholtz-Zentrum (Munich) and the University College London.
A unified and collaborative approach will lead to new research developments, and the advancement of novel therapies towards clinical trials which together will, in time, to improved patient care. CCTRM aims to foster translational research in the area of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, in order to develop new clinically relevant treatments with the ultimate goal to improve health outcomes for patients.
New ideas leading to new therapies.
To foster translational research in the area of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, and to develop novel therapies to achieve improved health outcomes for patients.