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  • Prof. Bernie Tuch

    Professor Bernie Tuch is the Director of the Diabetes Transplant Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital and The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is a senior staff specialist in endocrinology. His Unit is on the cutting edge of research into replacing the missing insulin-producing cells as a treatment of type 1 diabetes. Such treatments include novel approaches, such as placing insulin-producing cells from donor human pancreases inside capsules to prevent rejection when transplanted and creating human embryonic stem cells to differentiate them into insulin-producing cells. Support is forthcoming from national and international peer-reviewed grants, industry and private sources. Professor Tuch directs the New South Wales Stem Cell Network, a group of 500 professionals interested in stem cells and their applications.Internationally, he is a Councillor for the Cell Transplant Society. During the three decades of his research he has produced 126 manuscripts in refereed journals, written 11 book chapters and 1 book. He visited the Department on January 2007.

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