Alan Trounson honoured for stem cell research


Alan Trounson, winner of the International Society for Stem Cell Research public service award.
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Alan Trounson has been awarded the International Society for Stem Cell Research public service award.

Trounson was honoured for his work in promoting stem cell research internationally. He is known as a pioneer of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and was an early stem-cell researcher and advocate for the therapeutic use of human embryonic stem cells.

Trounson was the founder of the Australian Stem Cell Cente and president of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. In these roles he developed programs with strong public outreach components to encourage dialogue between researchers and their communities.

The award was given to Trounson at the ISSCR's annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on the weekend.

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