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The Brave New world of Stem Cell Banking and Technology for the Environment Nature and Human Health

30th July 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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This public lecture will be held at the Royal Geographical Society, London on the 2nd of October 2015. The conference gathers world leaders in the fields of stem cell research, biobanking and conservation and will address the development of exciting new technologies in the cell therapy world that will also help to advance global conservation efforts.

Professor Brendan Noble (Managing Trustee of the Frozen Ark Project, UK; Head of School of Science, Technology and Health, University Campus Suffolk).

Three Lectures:

Avian Primordial Germ Cells – bringing back the past, preserving the present and creating the future.

Dr Rob Etches (President and CEO, Crystal Biosciences, CA, USA).

New roles for viable frozen cell collections in basic biological studies and the conservation of biological diversity.

Professor Oliver Ryder (Director of Genetics and Kleberg Chair, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, CA, USA).

Consensus Guidance on Preparation of human pluripotent stem cell banks for clinical application from the International Stem Cell Banking Initiative, published in February.

Professor Glyn Stacey (Director of the UK Stem Cell Bank, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), Potters Bar, UK).


Professor Mike Bruford (Cardiff University, UK)

Mr Jack Nicholls (Head of Communications, Frozen Ark Project, Nottingham, UK)

Dr Paul Bartels (Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa)


30th July 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm