UQ’s Professor Ernst Wolvetang works with stem cells, genetically manipulating them into ‘organoids’ – small mimics of organs that capture both their cellular diversity and function – with brain organoids enabling transformative new insights into human brain development and disease.

Join Professor Wolvetang at our next BrisScience, where he’ll highlight the current state and the future directions of stem-cell-based technologies, and discuss the ethical implications and opportunities for improved healthcare solutions.


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Meet the presenter

Ernst WolvetangProfessor Ernst Wolvetang is a senior group leader at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and directs the Australian Organoid facility at The University of Queensland. He leads a research team that employs human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived brain organoids as in vitro disease models for monogenic and complex neurological diseases. Leveraging these “human brain in a dish” models and advanced genome engineering approaches he aims to understand how genetic mutations cause diseases that affect the brain during development and during the ageing process, and to identify and test therapeutic approaches that can improve patient health outcomes.

About BrisScience

BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

Run by The University of Queensland, BrisScience has been delivering engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists for over a decade.

BrisScience speakers are leaders in their given fields and deliver dynamic presentations based on cutting-edge research.

The University of Queensland has been running BrisScience since 2005, bringing the best and brightest scientific minds to the people of Brisbane – from early career researchers to Nobel Laureates!

Time6:30pm to 7:30pm (light refreshments 7:30-8pm)
VenueThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank
CostFree - Eventbrite ticket required


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The Edge, State Library of Queensland