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Prof

Anne Voss

Honorary
Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)
stem cell differentiation
animals
mice
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
cell biology
female
histone acetyltransferases
mice, inbred c57bl
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Prof

Anne Voss

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Developmental Biology
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Anne Voss

 

During development from a fertilised egg to an entire organism, for example a human or a mouse, a single cell must proliferate very extensively and retain the ability to differentiate into mature cell types. At each step of development transient stem cell populations provide a reservoir for proliferation.

One can easily see that if too many cells were to differentiate at an early stage of development, then there would be insufficient cells for the subsequent steps in development. Conversely, if proliferation of the stem cell population proceeded unchecked, it would be impossible for normal organogenesis to take place. Not surprisingly, many of the proteins promoting rapid cell proliferation during development are also involved in the pathogenesis of cancer.

The aim of my laboratory is to understand how the balance between proliferation and differentiation of stem cells is maintained. We are primarily studying this process in development of the central nervous system, particularly in the progenitor cell population of the cerebral cortex, but also in other stem cell populations, such as haematopoietic stem cells. We have identified several genes that regulate different aspects of stem cell biology. By comparing the action of these genes in different stem cell populations we determine common underlying features of stem cell biology.

email: avoss@wehi.edu.au

www.wehi.edu.au/people/anne-voss

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship - Biomedical

1988

Award for the best doctoral thesis at the School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

Erich Aehnelt-Memorial Award

2

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)

Honorary

Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)

Education


Habilitation

University of Goettingen

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover