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The Centre supports studies in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine with an emphasis on translational research for therapeutic benefit. Current research is supported by expertise in stem cell differentiation, tissue organogenesis and regeneration, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and surgery for transplantation, involving several interrelated projects.

Vision: The Centre has a major focus on retinal degenerative diseases and was originally established to develop stem cell therapy for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). The goal has been to prepare a cell-on-membrane construct for implantation of retinal cells into the eye to replace cells damaged by AMD. The Centre currently holds patents on the preparation of ultrathin membranes. Procedures for production of clinical grade retinal cells from stem cells are under patent application. 

Blood cells:  Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) remain the only US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved stem cell therapy. Many questions abound about the best source of HSC for transplantation. The Centre is investigating HSC heterogeneity and the changes they adopt following stress, infection and ageing.

Organogenesis: Only a few adult tissues including liver and spleen have capacity to regenerate. An important breakthrough in the Centre has been the identification of a ‘stromal organiser cell’ which regenerates spleen, supporting development of a sinusoidal network which underlies tissue compartments supporting hematopoiesis and immunity.

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Spleen Medicine & Life Sciences
Dendritic Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Hematopoiesis Medicine & Life Sciences
Myeloid Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Stromal Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Hematopoietic Stem Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Myelopoiesis Medicine & Life Sciences
Bruch Membrane Medicine & Life Sciences

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Jason Limnios

Person: Doctor of Philosophy, Research Only

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Helen O'Neill

Person: Research Only


Research Output 2011 2019

Advancing a stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration

O'Neill, H. C., Limnios, I. J. & Barnett, N. L., 17 Dec 2019, In : Current stem cell research & therapy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Macular Degeneration
Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy
Stem Cells
Pluripotent Stem Cells
82 Downloads (Pure)

A novel myeloid cell in murine spleen defined through gene profiling

Hey, Y. Y., O'Neill, T. & O'Neill, H. C., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 23, 8, p. 5128-5143 16 p., 14382.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Myeloid Cells
Dendritic Cells

A rapid technique to quantify retinal oxidative stress and the protection provided by novel nitroxide-based antioxidant / anti-inflammatory compounds

Barnett, N. L., Bottle, S. E., Tong, J., Thomas, K. & Rayner, C. L., Jul 2019, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 60, 9, 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Open Access


Gene profiling murine splenic stromal lines: ArrayExpress Database Accession number E-MTAB-8345

O'Neill, H. (Creator), Lim, D. (Creator), Periasamy, P. (Creator), Kumarappan, L. (Creator), Tan, J. (Creator), O'Neill, T. (Creator), European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), 10 Oct 2019


Macular regeneration

Liu, Q. (Creator), Bond University, 2013


Activities 2015 2019

  • 3 Professional Memberships
  • 2 Talk or Presentation Outside of an Organised Event
  • 1 Editorial Board Member
  • 1 Oral presentation

Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research (External organisation)

Don Lim (Member)
2018 → …

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

International Society for Stem Cell Research (External organisation)

Don Lim (Member)

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

International Society for Experimental Hematology (External organisation)

Don Lim (Member)

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

Press / Media

Bond receives multi-million dollar private donation to fund stem cell research

Helen C O'Neill


4 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Bond adds new chair in biology

Helen Christine O'Neill


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment