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.
Location: Level 4 East, Charles Perkins Centre D17
University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 93513464
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AM PhD FTSE FRSN FRSC FRACI CChem FAIMBE FNAI FBSE FTERM
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)
Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors
Professor Tony Weiss is the first person from the University of Sydney, and the only Australian this year, to be elected as a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors. Among the new class of Fellows are 33 members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and 3 Nobel Laureates.
Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation
Australia’s most prestigious award in the field, the Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation, is given to Professor Tony Weiss.
Global President of TERMIS
Professor Tony Weiss is inducted as global President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) at the World Congress in Maastricht in November 2021.
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute awards the Weickhardt Medal to Professor Tony Weiss for distinguished contribution to the economic advancement of Australia.
Editorial Board of Bioengineering
Professor Tony Weiss has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the journal Bioengineering. He is on 13 editorial boards.
Front Cover: Trends in Biotechnology
Ziyu Wang, Sally Liu, Suzanne Mithieux and Tony Weiss were awarded recognition with the front cover and a featured article in the May issue of the Cell Press journal, Trends in Biotechnology.
Professor John Irvine Hunter Prize
The Professor John Irvine Hunter Prize for Research in Anatomical Sciences has been awarded to Aleen Al Halawani who is doing her postgraduate research in our lab.
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Award
Professor Tony Weiss commenced as a NHMRC Leadership Fellow. He was awarded the highest category in their innovative flagship NHMRC Investigator program. The NHMRC is Australia's peak medical granting body.