Flesh Made New

State Library of Queensland

Join internationally-acclaimed leader in gene and stem cell therapies, John Rasko AO, at State Library of Queensland on Friday 30 April 2021, for Flesh Made New, a wild historical tour of the scandal-prone field of stem cell science.

For decades, we have been told that the era of regenerative medicine is upon us. Stem cells – the ‘master-builders’ of your body – will soon cure just about every ailment under the sun.

The medical potential of stem cell research has been widely celebrated. Less well-known is its troubled past - the blunders and set-backs, confusions and delusions, tricks, lies and dirty little secrets.

Flesh Made New, State Library of Queensland,  John Rasko AO

John will introduce us to some of the people who have shaped this history: from the true pioneers of stem cell science, to the charlatans who cooked their data and claimed fake cures. By tearing down the hype surrounding stem cells, he reveals what’s still worth hoping for in this vital field of research.

Presented by Griffith University: Integrity 20, John’s visit to Brisbane is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear from this Australian pioneer. 

John will be joined in conversation by journalist Tegan Taylor, co-host of ABC’s multi-award-winning podcast Coronacast

Good to know - John will be signing copies of his new book Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promise of Stem Cells (written with co-author Carl Power) after the event.

Need to know - Limited tickets are available to this event so book now!

Griffith University is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane

Flesh Made new

The Edge Auditorium

State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane

Apr 30 - 6pm for 6.30pm

Tickets: $35 / * $30 Concession.


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