Professor Anthony Weiss
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology
G08 - Biochemistry Building
I am Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Sydney, Professor at the Bosch Institute, Professor at the Charles Perkins Centre, Professor at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Honorary) and biotech company founder. I was Chair SMB Proteomics and Biotechnology at the University of Sydney where I was also Foundation Chair of Molecular Biotechnology. Awards include FRSC, FRSA, FAIMBE, FAICD, Fulbright Scholar, Roslyn Flora Goulston Prize, NIH Fogarty International Fellow, Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholar, Australian Academy of Science and Royal Society Exchange Scholar, David Syme Research Medal, Amersham Pharmacia Biotechnology Medal, NSW Commercialization Expo Prize, Australian Innovation Challenge Award, Sir Zelman Cowen Exchange Fellow, Fondation des Treilles Scholar, Pauling Prize Medal, Barry Preston Award. National appointments include the Australian Biotechnology Advisory Council, National Enabling Technology Strategy Advisory Council, and Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Australian Research Council College of Experts where I was national Chair. I am an inventor with twenty-one awarded international patents. I am on the Editorial Boards of Biomacromolecules, Biomaterials, Biomedical Materials, BioNanoScience and Tissue Engineering.
Current collaborative grants include Australian Research Council (ARC; 3), National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC; 2), National Institutes of Health USA (NIH; 2) encompassing Tufts University, Harvard University and MIT.
The Weiss Laboratory at the University of Sydney is the leading research site for tropoelastin and synthetic elastin biomaterials. My laboratory is funded through a combination of many international and national collaborative research grants and enjoys the contributions of a fine team of competitively placed postdocs, postgraduate students and technical staff.
Specialties:elastin, tropoelastin, extracellular matrix, tissue engineering, wound repair, cardiovascular repair, biochemistry, molecular biotechnology, research[Hide detail]
For updated information please go to sydney.edu.au/science/people/tony.weiss.php .
The Weiss Lab's research focuses on the assembly of human elastic tissue, damage and its repair. We are very interested in the amazing, self-assembling elastic protein tropoelastin and the use of synthetic elastin to repair elastic tissues in skin, artery, bladder and lung.
Current national competitive grants*
Bioengineering Endovascular Prostheses with Proactive Biocompatibility
Ng M, Weiss T, Bilek M
NHMRC Project Grants ($606,325 over 3 years)
Versatile elastin based hybrid hydrogels for chondrocyte transplantation and repair
Weiss T, Dehghani F
ARC Discovery Projects ($280,000 over 3 years)
Multifuntional surfaces for implantable biomedical devices
Bilek M, Weiss T, McKenzie D
ARC Linkage Projects ($540,000 over 2 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney