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

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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Medal from Australian Academy to Professor Tony Weiss

June 2019

​​Professor Tony Weiss was awarded the prestigious Clunies Ross Award, which is the top recognition given by the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering. The Clunies Ross Award recognises inspiring people who have shared their vision and knowledge to apply technology for the benefit of Australia. 

Council of the International Society for Matrix Biology

March 2019

Professor Tony Weiss has been elected to the Council that governs the International Society for Matrix Biology. 

Expert Panel - NSW Government Physical Sciences Fund
February 2019
Professor Tony Weiss has been appointed by the Minister for Trade & Industry to the five-member expert panel that oversees and assesses the multi-million dollar NSW Physical Sciences Fund. 

President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society

January 2019
Professor Tony Weiss has been honoured by being elected as the next President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society. This is the first time a President of this global society was elected from the Southern Hemisphere.

Virgin Australia Star of the Year

December 2018
Virgin Australia recognised Professor Tony Weiss as one of their Stars of 2018 in their inflight magazine during an overview of the year, intended to celebrate Australian 'movers and shakers whose careers went stellar this year'.

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 led by the Chief Scientist and Engineer and hosted by the Governor and Premier. 

Eureka Prize - Australia's 'Oscars of Science'

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

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Video: The Power of Elastin

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
​Founder, Elastagen Pty Ltd (bought by Allergan plc)

President-Elect, TERMIS

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