About the ABC network

Consisting of leading regenerative medicine and developmental biology researchers from Australia, Brazil and Chile, the ABC Network has an ongoing commitment to strengthen international relationships by identifying and conducting collaborative cutting-edge regenerative medicine and developmental biology projects across the three countries.

The Network’s objectives to strengthening the existing academic and institutional relationships and exploring new areas of scientific collaboration by:

  • Identifying and accessing local and international networks of excellence
  • Sharing of scientific expertise
  • Leveraging off complementing research capabilities and infrastructure
  • Identifying and accessing programmes to facilitate junior researcher mobility
  • Engaging and fostering the next generation of scientific leaders in regenerative medicine
  • Cooperation in pursuit of external funds and grants to progress collaborative projects.

Activities, including staff and student exchange, shared collaborative projects and joint publications in leading journals are underpinned by the annual “Australia – Brazil – Chile Regenerative and Developmental Biology Symposium Series” (the ABC Symposium).

Current Members of the ABC network

Professor Jose Garcia Abreu Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Professor Miguel Allende Universidad de Chile
Professor Lucia Alvares University of Campinas
Dr Hozana Castillo Laboratório Nacional de Biociências (LNBio)Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e materiais (CNPEM), Campinas-São Paulo
Professor Peter Currie Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Professor Gustavo Duque Western Health, University of Melbourne
Dr Fernando Faunes Universidad Andrés Bello
Associate Professor Alvaro Glavic Universidad de Chile
Dr Lina A Gómez Universidad de la Sabana
Dr Jan Kaslin Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Assistant Professor Tiana Kohlsdorf University of São Paulo
Dr Guillermo Lanuza Fundación Instituto Leloir, Argentina
Professor Juan Larrain Pontifical University Catholic of Chile
Associate Professor Andrew Laslett Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University and CSIRO
Professor Graham Lieschke Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Dr Fernando Lizcano Universidad de la Sabana
Dr John Londoño Universidad de la Sabana
Associate Professor Mikael Martino Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University and EMBL Australia
Associate Professor Edwina McGlinn Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Professor Jose Xavier Neto Federal University of Ceará
Professor Susie Nilsson Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University and CSIRO
Dr Mirana Ramialison Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University and SBI Australia
Dr Ana María Santos Universidad de la Sabana
Dr Luana Santos Masonic Medical Research Institute
Dr Frank Tulenko Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Dr Laura Galvis Vargas Institut NeuroMyoGène, Université Claude Bernard and Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
Associate Professor Flavio R. Zolessi Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Past events

1st Australia – Brazil – Chile (ABC) Regenerative Medicine and Developmental Biology Symposium, 2017, Melbourne, Australia

2nd Australia – Brazil – Chile (ABC) Regenerative Medicine and Developmental Biology Symposium, 2018, Santiago, Chile

Group Leader, Dr Mirana Ramialison’s presentation at the ABC Symposium on cis-regulation of heart development. Photo credit: Silvio Tiziani
Laura Galvis Vargas’s presentation at the ABC Symposium on dissecting the role of FGFR-4 in skeletal muscle. Photo credit: Andrew Laslett
Holidaying in Chile around the Symposium. From left to right; Dr Joanne Watson, Laura Galvis Vargas and ARMI Director, Professor Peter Currie Photo credit: Associate Professor Andrew Laslett

3rd Australia- Brazil – Chile (ABC) Regenerative Medicine and Developmental Biology Symposium, 2019, São Paulo, Brazil

Coming events

Stay tuned for upcoming events from the ABC Network.

Contact

For more details, please contact:

Australia

Dr Mirana Ramialison
mirana.ramialison@monash.edu

Silvio Tiziani
silvio.tiziani@monash.edu
+61 (3) 9902 9603

Brazil

Dr Hozana Castillo
hozana.castillo@lnbio.cnpem.br
+55 193512 1116

Chile

Professor Miguel L Allende
mallende@uchile.cl
+56 229787351
+56 966910329