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'Stem Cells and Regeneration of the Ageing Body'

Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania

UTAS Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen will present the 2012 Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture next week: 'Stem Cells and Regeneration of the Ageing Body'.

During his academic career, Prof Rathjen has specialised in embryonic stem cell research, including establishing an internationally recognised research program into stem cell biology and stem cell therapies. Prior to taking up the role of UTAS Vice-Chancellor in March 2011, Prof Rathjen was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Melbourne.

The Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture has been established by UTAS and Dr Elizabeth Cobbold as a memorial to Arthur’s contribution to the School of Medicine and to medical education.

Emeritus Professor Arthur Cobbold AM OBE died in December 2009 after a distinguished career in medical education. Professor Cobbold had been recruited from the UK in 1964 as Foundation Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology in the then new Tasmanian School of Medicine. He played a pivotal role in the School’s development and success, serving as Dean of the School for a record 13 years.

Speaker: Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania

Topic: 'Stem Cells and Regeneration of the Ageing Body'

Date: Thursday 7 June, 6pm

Venue: Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP: UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au or phone 6226 2521

Further information is available at: http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2012/june/the-arthur-cobbold-memorial-lecture

UTAS acknowledges the support of the Medical Protection Society of Tasmania Inc. in the presentation of the lecture.

Published on: 29 May 2012 2:40pm