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.

Weiss Lab

Location: Level 4 East, Charles Perkins Centre D17

University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia

Telephone: +61 2 93513464



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Dennis Lowther Award to Richard Wang

December 2018
The Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand gave Richard Wang their top student award. Richard is researching 3D vascular networks as part of his PhD in the Weiss Lab. Congratulations Richard!

Professor Tony Weiss awarded the Premier's Prize for Leadership in Innovation

October 2018

Professor Tony Weiss was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize for Science & Engineering Leadership in Innovation. The award night was a glittering celebration of science at Government House hosted by the Governor and the Premier, led by the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer. 


​August 2018
Professor Tony Weiss was awarded the 2018 Johnson & Johnson Eureka Prize for Innovation in Medical Research. Described as the 'Oscars of Science' the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science.

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence to Professor Tony Weiss

​July 2018
Professor Tony Weiss received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Research Engagement and Innovation.

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 A$360M. 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.

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
​Sydney Nano Institute, University of Sydney
​Scientific Founder, Elastagen Pty Ltd
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Brain Korea 21 (BK21 DKU), South Korea
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