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UK's tissue engineers convene in Cardiff

24 July 2013

Paolo Borri

The UK's leading tissue engineering conference, the annual TCES Meeting is being hosted at the University. The meeting brings together leading researchers, early career researchers and PhD students in the fields of tissue regeneration, engineering and biomaterials from around the UK.

Spanning three days from the 23-25thof July and hosted by the Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER), the conference sees over 100 oral presentations and posters presenting the latest research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine from across the UK with the aim of furthering knowledge, research and dissemination of the latest advances in cell and tissue engineering and regenerative biology.

The meeting also sees keynote presentations from internationally regarded scientists: Professor Paola Borri (Cardiff University), Prof Bing Song (Cardiff University), Professor Jamie Davies (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Jeremy Mao (Columbia University, USA).

Professor Alastair Sloan, Head of Tissue Engineering and Reparative Dentistry Research at the School of Dentistry and current Chair of the CITER Research Committee who organised this meeting said:

"In our 10th anniversary year, CITER are delighted to be hosting the TCES meeting, the UK's leading Tissue Engineering conference. CITER is internationally recognised for its expertise in basic, translational and clinical research and the field of tissue engineering and regenerative biology is underpinned by collaborations between biologists, engineers, material scientists, chemists and clinicians.

"Given the success CITER has had in fostering collaborative research projects over the last decade, it is fitting that it is this successful network within Cardiff University that is hosting this year's meeting. We welcome the UK tissue engineering community to Cardiff and dissemination of excellent science and development of new collaborations is the aim of the meeting this week."

Professor Robert Brown, President of TCES commented: "Cardiff and its great science have been supporters for TCES for many years. CITER is special in the UK for the degree to which it integrates groups across the field. This is a linkage-success story which most UK universities aspire to. In fact, some of us are still waiting to reach that start gate. The successes which come from this working-together-ethos are numerous and varied, from the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre to outreach projects for public engagement."