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Prof

Christine Wells

Director, Centre For Stem Cell Systems
Anatomy And Neuroscience
pluripotency
Bioinformatics
stem cell engineering
induced pluripotent stem cell derived macrophages and dendritic cells
transcriptomics
RNA
new cellular circuits
stem cell differentiation
stem cell collaboration platforms
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Prof

Christine Wells

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Synthetic Biology
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Prof

Christine Wells

 

Christine Wells is Professor of Stem Cell Systems and Director of the University of Melbourne Centre for Stem Cell Systems. She is a genome biologist with a focus on the differentiation and activation of mammalian cells, and a particular interest in the intersection between innate immunity and stem cell biology in tissue injury and repair.

She is the architect of the Stemformatics collaboration resource that encourages collaboration between stem cell researchers and bioinformaticians, biostatisticians and computational biologists.

Professor Wells graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of New England in 1988. She gained experience in stem cell sciences, genetics and genomics at various positions in Australia and at the UK Medical Research Council, MRC Harwell before undertaking postgraduate studies at The University of Queensland. She gained a Doctor of Philosophy in 2004. Over the past decade she has worked at Griffith University, The University of Glasgow and The University of Queensland, developing a program of research in genomics and bioinformatics, and the application of these to better understanding of stem cell biology, tissue injury and repair. She leads a program of research that encompasses three pillars of impact and output: (1) the development and direction of community-focused collaboration platforms to enable adoption of omic data by clinicians and stem cell biologists. (2) Method development in the integration, analysis and visualisation of genomic datasets and (3) strategic application to projects that enable gene discovery and characterisation in both stem cell biology and innate immunity. Her laboratory works to the principle of biological insight through data accessibility and reproducibility and a founding ethos of her laboratory is collaboration

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Projects

Displaying the 12 most recent projects by Christine Wells.

12

Projects

Project Types


8

Research Grant


4

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 143 most recent scholarly works by Christine Wells.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2015

Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research

2012

Queensland Government Smart Futures Fellow

2010

Women in Technology Biotech Research Excellence Award

2008

NHMRC Career Development Award Fellowship

2008

Griffith University Pro-Vice Chancellors Research Excellence Award

2007

Australian Society for Medical Research Premier's Postdoctoral Award

6

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Director, Centre For Stem Cell Systems

Anatomy And Neuroscience

Ordinary Member

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)

Ordinary Member

Australasian Genomics Technologies Association (AGTA)

Phenotypic Expert.

Functional Glycomics Consortium

Australian Pi

Functional Annotation of the Mammalian Genome (FANTOM) Consortium

Education


Doctor of Philosophy (Biochemistry)

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

University of New England