19 Jun, 2018

Victorian Muscle Network Symposium

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Victorian Muscle Network Symposium. This meeting aims to bring together all of the muscle researchers throughout Victoria (and Australia) to discuss ongoing research projects and to identify new collaborative opportunities. It is hopeed that this meeting will become a regular fixture in the calendar. For this inaugural meeting, two world-class regenerative medicine and muscle stem cell researchers will be in attendance – Dr Frédéric Relaix (Mondor Biomedical Research Institute, INSERM, France) and Dr Shahragim Tajbakhsh (Institut Pasteur, France).

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Preliminary program

  • 8:30-9:00am – Registration
  • 9:00-9:15am – Welcome and Introduction (Prof Gordon Lynch)
  • 9:15-10:15 Keynote Lecture I (Dr Frédéric Relaix)
  • 10:15-10:45 Morning Tea (sponsored by Integrated DNA Technologies)
  • 10:45-11:30 2x ECR talks selected from abstracts (topic: Muscle Stem Cells)
  • 11:30-12:15 2x ECR talks selected from abstracts (topic: Muscle Pathologies)
  • 12:15-13:45 Lunch (sponsored by In Vitro Technologies) + Poster Session
  • 13:45-14:30 2x ECR talks selected from abstracts (topic: Clinical Studies)
  • 14:30-15:30 Panel Discussion (topic: Delivering on translational promise)
  • 15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea (sponsored by Miltenyi Biotec)
  • 16:00-17:00 Keynote Lecture II (Dr Shahragim Tajbakhsh)

If you are an ECR or a PhD student, and would like to be considered for an oral presentation or a poster, please submit an abstract (no more than a page in length, should not include any images or figures) to James Ryall ( indicating whether you would like to be considered for an oral or a poster presentation before May 1st.

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The Victorian Muscle Network is grateful for the financial support of our commercial sponsors In Vitro TechnologiesIntegrated DNA Technologies, and Miltenyi Biotec, and for the financial support provided by the Australian Regenerative Medical Institute and The Department of Physiology at The University of Melbourne.

Dr Alasdair Wood, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute > Email