As a father to two daughters, the Duke has a personal interest in child health research as well as a passion for innovation.

During his visit, the Duke of York was able to hear from our experts about our ground breaking, internationally recognised work in stem cell research and digital health.

MCRI's science is cutting-edge. During the Duke's visit we showed him cutting edge stem cell research including demonstrating live beating heart cells and our revolutionary method of turning stem cells into mini-kidneys for use in drug screening, disease modelling and cell therapy.

The Duke of York also enjoyed experiencing our revolutionary digital technology such as the smart phone app, HeadCheck that helps parents and coaches to identify concussion symptoms in children and PEERS, the iPad app for the early detection of social disorders.

MCRI Director, Professor Kathryn North said she was delighted to welcome such a distinguished guest to the Institute.

"I am so proud of the work our researchers are doing, we're changing the face of science and shaping the future of child health. I'm thrilled to be able to show our work to such an important international guest," Professor North said.