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Prof. Tony Weiss

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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.


McCaughey Chair in Biochemistry

National Health and Medical Research Council Leadership Fellow

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology​

​School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney
Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney
​Sydney Nano Institute, University of Sydney
​Founder, Elastagen Pty Ltd (sold to Allergan/AbbVie)

President, TERMIS

Video: The Power of Elastin

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

Lemberg Medal and Lecture
Apr 2024
​Tony Weiss receives The Lemberg Medal, the highest award given by the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Lemberg Medal is given to a distinguished Australian biochemist or molecular biologist who will present the Lemberg Lecture at the Society's annual conference.

Ian Wark Medal and Lecture

Apr 2024

Tony Weiss is awarded the Ian Wark Medal by the Australian Academy of Science for international leadership on studies and applications of the human elastic protein needed for resilience and recoil in skin and blood vessels. He will present the Ian Wark Lecture at the Australian Academy of Science's Shine Dome.

ACvA Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Award

Feb 2024

Ziyu Wang is awarded the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA) Game Changer Award, as one of just Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Awards given in a night of celebratin in Melbourne. This is their second award to Ziyu - this month he was also recognised with the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance & Cardiovascular Initiative Leadership Development Award!

Harvard Club of Australia

Jan 2024

The Harvard Club of Australia Foundation will pay for Dr. Yu Shrike Zhang's visit from Harvard University to the Weiss Lab.

Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Biology

Oct 2023

Tony Weiss is elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, UK.

Travel Award

July 2023

Congratulations to Ziyu Wang on receiving  a CPC EMCR Travel Award to support travel to Switzerland and Italy.

Keynote in the University of Sydney's Great Hall

Apr 2023

Tony Weiss is the keynote speaker at the Golden Graduates Lunch at the University of Sydney's Great Hall.

Triple Recognition!

Apr 2023

Congratulations to 3 members of the lab: Howard Vindin for winning top prize in the American Society for Matrix Biology Image Contest, Ziyu Wang for the ASBTE Lab Travel Award to go to Europe, and Miao Zhang for the ASBTE Conference Attendance Award!