Scalability of the iPSC technology for future drug discovery & therapy – Workshop

By | Pluripotent stem cells and engineered cells

The EBiSC consortium invites you to the Workshop “Scalability of the iPSC technology for future drug discovery & therapy” on 2-3 November 2017 at Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. The workshop aims at disseminating the learning from the establishment of the European Bank for induced Pluripotent Stem Cells ( and address perspectives on stem cell applications over the next five years.

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UKRMP2 Applicant Workshop: 3 May 2017

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The sponsors of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) will be launching a call for the next stage of the Platform – ‘UKRMP2’ at the end of March.  As such we are hosting a ‘UKRMP2’ applicant workshop on 3 May 2017 from 11.00–16.00 (refreshments from 10.30) at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross, The Strand, London, WC2N 5HX.

The objective of this workshop is to assist applicants in developing high-quality applications by:

  • Providing applicants with the aims of the UKRMP
  • Providing applicants with the remit and key requirements of the UKRMP2 call
  • Providing applicants with an overview of the requirements of the UKRMP2 application form and process
  • Offering an opportunity for applicants to raise questions with the UKRMP team

Please note that places are limited and whilst registrations will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis, multiple registrations from individual institutions may be restricted.  Please liaise with colleagues before registering to ensure the most appropriate representation from your institution or collaboration.  Attendees must be from group leader level or above.


Registration is available through the Eventbrite link below:

The password required to register is UKRMP2 and the registration deadline is 5 April.



Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Helen Page, with any queries.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

This is not necessary as a list of confirmed attendees will be held by the organiser.

1:1 Sessions/Surgery

The UKRMP team will hold 1:1 surgery sessions with consortia applicants in the afternoon. Please indicate when registering if you would be interested in attending a session and provide the names of any of your team who will join with you; a maximum of 4 people may attend each session. Please note that places are limited therefore, dependent on the number of requests received, surgeries will need to be managed to ensure a balanced representation.

Travel and Subsistence

Please note that attendance at this workshop is entirely voluntary and therefore we will not be able to reimburse travel or subsistence expenses on this occasion.

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Regulator ready’ stem cell lines now available for clinical development

By | Pluripotent stem cells and engineered cells

The UK Stem Cell Bank (UKSCB) at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is releasing its first stem cell lines suitable for development into novel cell-based medicines to researchers wishing to bring new and innovative therapies to clinical trial.

The stem cell lines are produced and quality-controlled under European regulation and are therefore suitable for use as starting materials in manufacturing therapies for clinical trials, saving researchers precious time and effort.

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Invitation to join ‘Regeneration | Innovation @ MRC-CRM’

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Dear All

Invitation to join ‘Regeneration | Innovation @ MRC-CRM’, Monday 8th May 2017 (12.00-17.00 BST)

**Discover translational opportunities in Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh**

As Director of the MRC Centre of Regenerative Medicine I invite you to join us to explore opportunities for partnership and collaboration in the translation of our basic and clinical stem cell research into tools and treatments.

We extend this invitation to industry, pharma, academia and funding bodies to join us in Edinburgh. Hear first-hand from some of our leading researchers as we showcase successful translational projects and new research opportunities to translate regenerative biology and medicine into solutions for a wide range of biological challenges and diseases.

This event is FREE, but places are limited so we ask you to register online via


Date:          Monday 8th May 2017, 12.00-17.00

Location:  MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh.


This event is jointly hosted by the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine ( and the UKRMP Niche Hub (

Download the flyer with agenda here.

If you would like to discuss potential collaborations with certain PIs you can request one-to-one meetings with our researchers on the Monday 8th May (9.00-12.00), or the following day, Tuesday 9th May (9.00-13.00). Slots can be requested on

I am looking forward to welcoming you at our Centre.

Kind regards

Stuart J Forbes
Professor of Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
Director MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Director UKRMP Hub for Engineering and Exploiting the Stem Cell Niche
The University of Edinburgh, 5 Little France Drive Edinburgh, EH16 4UU
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 9510



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