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Andrew is an Adjunct Professor with the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University and is Head of Research and Development at Magic Valley. Magic Valley is an early-stage biotechnology company developing meat products from animal stem cells without harming animals. Andrew is internationally recognised for his research and commercialisation activities using pluripotent stem cells. Prior to joining Magic Valley, Andrew was a Research Team and Project Leader with the CSIRO, where he led a pluripotent stem cell biology research team. Other previous appointments include Senior Scientist and Group Leader at the Australian Stem Cell Centre (ASCC), Board member and Director of the Australian Society for Medical Research and Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University. He obtained his BSc (Hons) and PhD from Monash University prior to undertaking postdoctoral positions in Hong Kong, China and Philadelphia, USA.

Reseearch interests: pluripotent stem cells, reprogramming, differentiation, cellular agriculture, bioreactors

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Head of Research and Development, Magic Valley Pty Ltd

May 2022 → …

Research Team Leader, CSIRO - Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology (Victoria)

1 Aug 2009May 2022

Research area keywords

  • embryonic stem cells
  • induced pluripotent stem cells
  • stem cells
  • antibodies
  • cellular agriculture
  • hepatocyte
  • cultivated meat
  • muscle

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