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Stem Cell Symposium 


Wednesday 29th January 2014

 Haydn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, Maindy Road

The second annual Cardiff University Stem Cell Symposium was held at the Hadyn Ellis Building on 29th January. The meeting was a resounding success with over 150 delegates registered for the day, with attendees coming from Bath, Bristol, Southampton, Swansea and Cardiff.

The meeting saw a wide-ranging array of presentations, from lineage tracing in Drosphophila to clinical applications of mesenchymal stem cells. Over 40 posters were presented demonstrating the significant level of stem cell research ongoing at the different Institutions and the benefit of such meetings to enable effective networking and collaboration.

A fantastic plenary lecture was given by Professor Katarina Le Blanc from The Karolinska Institute in Sweden on the use of mesenchymal stem cells in the clinic and her experiences; a lecture which instigated many questions and thoughts for the development of stem cell technologies in the future!

Congratulations go to the best oral and poster presenters from postgraduate students:-

Rhiannon French (oral) “The role of cflip in mediating trail sensitivity of breast cancer cells”  and 

Anika Offergeld (poster) “Effects of Axin1 loss in a 3D liver organoids culture system” .

Both prize winners are from Cardiff University. The standard of presentations in both categories was very impressive and testament to the quality of stem cell research ongoing.

Thank you to our sponsors as well, as without their generous support of the event we would not have been able to offer this free of charge. Special thanks go to Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair and the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute for their continued support of the Cardiff University Stem Cell Network.


If you would like to learn more about this event or get involved in the Network for future events please contact Jane Graves, CITER Administrator


The symposium was free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of:


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