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Australian Stem Cell Brain Drain

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

A couple of weeks ago I added an article about the new Singaporean Bio-tech centre that was seeking out the best and brightest stem cell researchers and recruiting them.

I also posted another article about the British Prime Miniter, Tony Blair, encouraging Californian stem cell researchers to work in the UK.

Fortunately for the future of American stem cell research, the brain drain isnt all one way. Australian researchers are now being recruited by leading American universities. The latest to be headhunted is Dr. Paul Simmons who will head up the new Centre for Stem Cell Biology at the University of Texas in Houston, according to The Australian newspaper.

From his new office, Dr Simmons will serve as president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, a group that includes adult and embryonic stem cell scientists. "These two areas of research really fit very much hand-in-glove," Dr Simmons said.


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