Join the Asbestos and Dust Diseases Research Institute (ADDRI) for the next dynamic session in our 2024 Seminar Series. Coordinated by Dr Elham Beheshti, the series is designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst medical and scientific researchers.

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: ADDRI Boardroom, Gate 3, Hospital Road, Concord, NSW 2139

Seminar Highlights:

• Renowned speakers
• Interactive Sessions
• Light lunch and product showcase by industry sponsor

Topic: Advancing mesothelioma management with the help of mesothelin

Chaired by
Dr Anthony Linton

Coordinated by
Dr. Elham Beheshti

Sponsored by
Mettler-Toledo Limited


Professor John Rasko

Professor John Rasko is an Australian pioneer in the clinical application of adult stem cells and gene therapies. Since 1999 he has directed the Department of Cell & Molecular Therapies at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at the Centenary Institute, University of Sydney. He is a clinical haematologist, pathologist and scientist with an international reputation in gene and stem cell therapy, experimental haematology and molecular biology. In over 200 publications he has contributed to the understanding of stem cells and blood cell development, gene therapy technologies, cancer causation and treatment, human genetic diseases and molecular biology. He has delivered the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s prestigious Boyer Lectures for 2018, Life Re-engineered. With historian Carl Power, he published Flesh Made New: the unnatural history and broken promise of stem cell research. He serves on Hospital, state and national bodies including Chair of GTTAC (OGTR) and past Chair of the TGA Advisory Committee on Biologicals. He co-founded and was past-President of the ANZ regional division of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy and has served as President, and Board member of ISCT.

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