GMRI to host lecture by top Australian plastic surgeon and stem cell researcher

Professor Wayne Morrison

The GMRI is pleased to announce that Australian Professor Wayne Morrison will be giving a public lecture in Wellington as part of the GMRI Eminent Speakers’ Programme.

Regarded as one of the world’s top plastic surgeons and stem cell researchers, Professor Morrison has had a highly distinguished career in plastic surgery, particularly in reconstructive microsurgery and hand surgery, including performing the first hand transplant in Australia. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2001 and is listed as one of the top 150 Victorians in the last 150 years.

“Professor Morrison’s lecture, titled Fat Much Maligned: Stem Cells in Health and Disease, will primarily focus on the role of stem cells in regenerative medicine,” said Dr Tan.

“This focus on stem cells in health and disease closely mirrors our own research into stem cells holding the key to the origins of diseases such as cancer.

Dr Tan said the GMRI is honoured to host Professor Morrison, who has long supported its work.

“We also want to thank the Wellington City Council for providing the support to help make this event possible,” said Dr Tan.

The public lecture will be held at 5.00pm on 24 August at the Soundings Theatre, Te Papa. Seats are limited so if you would like to attend please click here.