UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine launch

1 April 2009

The UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine will be officially launched on Friday 24 April, 10.30am – 3.30pm in the J Z Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street.

Welcome addresses will be given by:

  • Professor Ed Byrne, UCL Vice-Provost for Health; Executive Dean, UCL Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
  • Professor Peter Mobbs, Executive Dean, UCL Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Professor Ian Jacobs, Dean, Health Sciences Research UCL & Partners
  • Professor Claudio Stern, Chair, UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Steering Committee; Head of UCL Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Division of Biosciences.

Confirmed UCL speakers:

  • Professor Martin Birchall, UCL’s first Professor of Laryngology, UCL Ear Institute; and winner of Morgan Stanley/ Daily Telegraph 2008 Great Britons (Scientific and Innovation category)
  • Professor Jeremy Brockes, UCL Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, awarded the 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Newcomb Cleveland Prize to the outstanding publication in Science uncovering a new molecular cue that promotes limb regeneration in newts
  • Professor Pete Coffey, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Director, London Project to Cure Blindness
  • Dr Paul Riley, UCL Institute of Child Health; recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award given by the European Society of Cardiology Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science.

The keynote speaker will be Dr Giulio Cossu, Fondazione San Raffaele del Monte Tabor, Milano (an expert in transplantation of adult stem cells in Duchenne muscular dystrophy).

The invited speaker will be Professor Fiona Watt, President, International Society for Stem Cell Research, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute.

To register for the event, please email Dr Mariana Resnicoff by 31 March. For more information, visit the centre's website.