The Network

The NSW Stem Cell Network is a professional community with an interest in all forms of stem cells.

The Network strategy is to work with the scientific, health and medical research communities, the higher education sector and business to promote growth and innovation to achieve positive outcomes for the people of NSW. Our work encompasses science, medicine, ethics, law, business and public awareness of stem cells.


The Network, since its establishment in 2002, has worked towards:

  • Facilitating communication among members to promote the use of stem cells within an ethical framework;
  • Acting as a source of information on stem cells for the community and as a public advocate for them;
  • Promoting the development of resources to support the use of stem cells within New South Wales;
  • Enhancing the R&D and/or commercialisation potential of stem cells within New South Wales.

How do we work?

The Network pursues its goals by regularly conducting workshops, seminars, conferences and courses that allow the sharing of knowledge and professional skills as well as embarking on collaborative research and commercial initiatives.


The NSW Stem Cell Network receives financial support from the NSW Government Office for Health and Medical Research; and infrastructure support from Diabetes New South Wales.

How to become a member?

To keep up to date with the latest news from the Network complete the membership form.

Who is in the Network?

The NSW Stem Cell Network members come from a variety of areas, including:

  • Heads of Research Institutes
  • Senior Research Scientists
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Embryologists
  • Clinicians
  • Bioethicists
  • Lawyers
  • Policy Advisors
  • State and Federal Health
  • University Academics
  • PhD/ Research Students
  • Nurses/Physiotherapists
  • Science Communicators
  • Scientific Supplies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies