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The Weiss Lab's research focuses on the use of human tropoelastin in tissue assembly and wound repair. We are very interested in the blend of biochemistry and cell biology, as well as the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine opportunities provided by this amazing elastic protein.


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Professor Tony Weiss: Fellow of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

May 2018
Professor Tony Weiss has been honored with the title of Fellow by the Governing Board of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society. The award is in recognition for a formative role in shaping and forming the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field and the Society, and helping lay the foundation for the conceptualization, discovery, development and now clinical translation of novel approaches for functional tissue replacement. 

Allergan plc Acquires Company Founded by Professor Tony Weiss

March 2018

Elastagen Pty Ltd, the clinical stage company founded by Professor Weiss, which has been developing medical device products based on recombinant tropoelastin, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Allergan plc, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has agreed to acquire Elastagen for an upfront payment of A$120M plus contingent, commercial payments. Elastagen’s tropoelastin is identical to that present in human tissue, and has many potential clinical applications, including treatment for acne scars, stretch marks, aesthetic skin repair and surgical wound repair.


Professor Tony Weiss Awarded the Order of Australia

January 2018

Professor Tony Weiss has been awarded the Order of Australia for service to science in the field of biotechnology, as an academic, researcher, author and mentor, and through executive roles with scientific institutions. In the Australian honours system, appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.


Chair of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society - Asia Pacific

January 2018

Tony Weiss has been elected as the Chair of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society for Asia Pacific.


CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacturing

October 2017

The University of Sydney and the CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacturing have agreed to jointly develop new technologies with the Weiss Lab.


Giselle Yeo Chairs US Conference

July 2017

Dr Giselle Yeo co-chaired the GRS on Elastin, Elastic Fibers and Microfibrils in Maine, USA. The conference focused on elastic tissues and extracellular regulation of growth factor signaling.


Professor Tony Weiss Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales

April 2017
Tony Weiss has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is the oldest scientific society in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Weiss Lab

Weiss Lab

Location: Level 4 East, Charles Perkins Centre D17

University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia

Telephone: +61 2 93513464


Prof. Tony Weiss

McCaughey Chair in Biochemistry

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology

​School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney
Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney
Bosch Institute, University of Sydney
​Scientific Founder, Elastagen Pty Ltd
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Brain Korea 21 (BK21 DKU), South Korea