AWTRS Newsletter, Volume 10 Issue 1, June 2016
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AWTRS Newsletter, Volume 10 Issue 1, June 2016

Presidents Report

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to join us and submit abstracts for our 5th conference which will be held this year in Melbourne (7th – 9th November) in conjunction with the Molecular and Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia. For full details please see the article in this newsletter and the conference website ( We again have a number of AWTRS travel awards for ECRs to attend the conference. See the AWTRS website for more details and you can apply by submitting an abstract, being an AWTRS member and registering for the conference (just tick the appropriate travel award box).
We will also be holding the next AGM during the conference. This is an opportunity for AWTRS members to step up and become part of the committee. Nomination forms will
been sent out with the AGM papers closer to the conference. Full details will be e-mailed to all members.
I look forward to see you all in Melbourne,
Rachael Murray
AWTRS President


The Second Singapore International Conference on Skin Research

By Daniel Broszczak, Queensland University of Technology

Singapore, the land of unparalleled research opportunity and humidity. Recently, the impressive R&D hub of Biopolis played host to a delegation of skin researchers from across the globe. The four day conference, from the 18th to 21st of April, began with a moving tribute to Howard Green, who many remember for his seminal contributions to skin cell culture and in vitro skin sheet formation for autologous grafting in burns patients. The conference included presentations spanning a spectrum of skin research topics, such as biology, inflammation, repair, microbiology, plasticity, and cancer. Wounds research was well represented at the conference with a number of talks from Australian scientists, denoting the important contribution that Australia makes towards this research field globally. To read more about Daniel's trip please click here


This coming November the AWTRS will be holding its 5th conference in conjunction with the Molecular and Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia (MEPSA) just prior to the Inaugural Wounds Australia Conference 2016. The conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on the 7-9th November and we would like you to join us there. Abstract submissions for the meeting are now open and will close on 1 August 2016. Early Bird registration ends on the 9 September 2016. To found out more about the upcoming conference please click here...
AWTRS Conference Travel Award

Are you a PhD student or ECR member of AWTRS and you'll be attending the upcoming conference? If so you may be eligible to apply for a travel award to attend the conference. To find out more please click here

Upcoming Meetings

Click on the link to find out more about the upcoming meetings 

PhD Opportunities

A/Prof Pritinder Kaur has recently re-located her laboratory to Curtin University in Perth and is recruiting motivated PhD students to work on the role of cellular and molecular regulators of epithelian:mesenchymal interactions underlying skin tissue renewal and epithelial carcinogenesis. To learn more about the PhD opportunities in A/Prof Kaur's laboratory please click here

AWTRS Executive Officers and Committee Members 2016

Meet the executive officers and committee members
Want to Become an AWTRS Member or renew your membership, CLICK HERE now!

Membership Benefits

AWTRS Newsletter – contains news of upcoming meetings, extensive coverage of meetings and workshops, research highlights, job adverts and much more.

Free subscription to AWMA Journal “Wound Practice & Research” – one of the primary sources of information for Medical, Nursing, Allied Heath, Wound Care Practitioners and Wound Research Scientists throughout the Australasia-Pacific region.

Reduced subscription rates to the leading wound research journal: subscribe to Wound Repair and Regeneration.

Advanced notification of the AW&TRS biennial meeting as well as focus meetings.

Significant discounts on registration rates for the AW&TRS conferences – members are entitled to a discount from the regular registration rate.

Travel Awards are presented to AWTRS members to present at national and international conferences or meetings based on an application process. 

Young Investigator Awards at AW&TRS biennial meeting – details of these awards will posted on the web site prior to meetings.


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This is a biannual newsletter that covers news from Australasian Wound & Tissue Regeneration Society. If there are any budding science writers out there who would like to contribute news, reports or articles to the newsletter we are always happy to receive them. Just send to: Brooke Farrugia at

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