Professor Melissa Little and her team used organoid technology to pioneer groundbreaking research into kidney disease when they discovered a way to grow mini kidneys in a dish.

This internationally-renowned research was awarded the prestigious UNSW Eureka Prize for Scientific Research in 2016, and made headlines after it was published in the journal Nature in 2015.

Recognised as an international leader in stem cell biology, Melissa was invited to edit the latest Development journal, a special edition on organoids, including how we can tackle the issue of 'hype versus hope' when managing expectations of what this exciting new technology can deliver.

In her editorial, Melissa gives her own expert opinion on organoids, including the opportunities and the challenges.

You can read the special edition here