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Location: Level 4 East, Charles Perkins Centre D17

University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia

Telephone: +61 2 93513464


Prof. Tony Weiss

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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Video: The Power of Elastin

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

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!

Chair, Expert Panel NSW Biosciences Fund

Mar 2023

​Tony Weiss is announced as the inaugural Chair of the NSW Government's biosciences fund. The $40M fund boosts the government’s support of innovative researchers, startups and entrepreneurs in the biological sciences space.

Inaugural Winner of the MBSANZ Paper of the Year

Jan 2023

Ziyu Wang in the Weiss Lab is the inaugural Early Career winner of the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ) paper of the year.

Stanford Australia Association's Annual Dinner

Nov 2022

Tony Weiss is the invited keynote speaker at the Stanford Australia Association's Annual Dinner which is the their biggest event of the year.

Barbara Ell Seminar Speaker 

Oct 2022

Tony Weiss is the Barbara Ell seminar speaker at the Victor Chang Institute.