International Collaborations

UCL collaborations with Thai stem cell researchers

UCL Prof. Claudio Stern visited the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University (Bangkok) on 6 and 7 February 2012 to further develop ongoing collaborations with Thai stem cell researchers.  This visit was part of a series of workshops co-organised by the Thai Society for Stem Cell Research, the UK National Stem Cell Network and the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office to promote Thai-UK collaborations in the stem cell field.
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UCL-Tohoku University collaboration in cell and developmental biology

The UCL-Tohoku University Symposium for young biologists  "From cell/developmental biology to human diseases", organised by Prof Shin-ichi Ohnuma, was held on 19 October 2011. 

Prof Shin-ichi Ohnuma
UCL collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden in first synthetic windpipe transplant

UCL Prof Alex Seifalian created an artificial windpipe which was then coated in the patient's stem cells and implanted in a 36 year-old cancer patient.  The surgery was performed by Prof. Paolo Macchiarini (who holds a UCL Honorary appointment) at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

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UCL News
Karolinska Institutet
BBC News
BBC News Health
The Guardian

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UCL- Chang Gung University (Taiwan) collaboration on amniotic fluid stem cells funded by the National Science Council Taiwan in the frame of the UK-Taiwan Research Cooperation Initiative

Drs Anna David and Paolo de Coppi (UCL) and Dr Po-Jen Cheng (Chang Gung University, Taiwan) lead an international preclinical study on in utero transplantation of autologous amniotic fluid stem cells, funded by the National Science Council Taiwan in the frame of the UK-Taiwan Research Cooperation Initiative.
Prof Anna DavidDr Paolo de Coppi

UCL collaboration with University of California Davis Medical Centre in pioneering larynx transplant

UCL Prof Martin Birchall and surgeons at the University of California Davis Medical Centre performed a pioneering larynx transplant in California that restored the patient's voice.

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Martin Birchall
UCL-Yale collaboration in regenerative medicine

On 8 October 2009, UCL and Yale formed an alliance to improve global health through scientific research, clinical and educational collaboration.

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Yale School of Medicine
Yale-UCL Collaborative Special Seminar held on 16 September 2010 at 4pm

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Kane Breuer, Associate Professor, Yale University
Title: "Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts for Use in Congenital Heart  Surgery:  From the bench to the bedside and back again"

Prof Christopher Kane Breuer

UCL collaboration with University of California Santa Barbara supported by a CIRM-MRC Disease Team Award

Pete Coffey (UCL) and Mark Humayun (UCSB) lead this international collaboration to accelerate the pace of bringing stem cell therapies for age-related macular degeneration to the clinic, supported by a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) - Medical Research Council (MRC) Disease Team Award announced on 28 October 2009

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International LRRK2 consortium funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research

Patrick Lewis (UCL Institute of Neurology) leads one of the nine teams of the international LRRK2 consortium funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research to advance therapeutic development efforts for Parkinson's disease. The awards were announced on 17 February 2010.

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