Weiss Lab

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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Weiss Lab

Location: Level 4 East, Charles Perkins Centre D17

University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia

Telephone: +61 2 93513464

Email:  tony.weiss@sydney.edu.au

Prof. Tony Weiss

AM FRSC FTSE FRSN FRACI CChem FAIMBE FRSA FAICD FBSE

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.


Professor Tony Weiss appointed to the NHMRC Assigners Academy

Feb 2017

Tony Weiss has been appointed to the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council's Assigners Academy. The Assigners Academy is a "prestigious body of researchers who provide independent advice to the CEO on matters related to the administration of National Health & Medical Research Council's peer review process."


$4 million Medical Devices Fund success

Oct 2016

The translation of tropoelastin technology from the Weiss Lab to clinical use was given a further boost through a $4M Medical Devices Fund award given to Elastagen Pty Ltd by the Minister for Health in the State Government. This $4M follows on from $2M from the same fund given 3 years ago.

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