Suat Dervish

Pemulwuy, New South Wales

Medical researcher

Suat is an early-career researcher at Sydney’s Centenary Institute. His goal is to 3D-print life-saving organs to help people with a range of conditions – from diabetes to severe burns. In order to progress to the next stage of his research, he must develop and test a new medium for cell growth called hydrogel. Suat is using his grant to cover the costs associated with these tests: “I hope to define, sort and place phenotypically identified cells in specific spatial arrangements so we can eventually create an exact replica of a failed organ. The end goal is to reduce the disease burden in individuals where organ failure has occurred.