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Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

The Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for research into stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments. The Institute is supported by a strategic funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.

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Recent Publications

22-2016-Rugg-Gunn

Stem cells know how to open up and unwind

Research led by SCI Affiliate PI Dr Peter Rugg-Gunn, at the Babraham Institute, with collaborators in the UK, Canada and Japan has revealed a new understanding Read more >
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Inside out: unpredicted Annexin A2 localisation on the surface of extracellular vesicles

Moreau’s group (Institute of Metabolic Science) in collaboration with Pluchino’s group (Clinical Neuroscience/Stem Cell Neurobiology) have Read more >
7-2016-Ghevaert

First steps in process for the manufacture of platelets for transfusion

Researchers from the Stem Cell Institute (Ghevaert and Pedersen Groups), NHS Blood and Transplant and the University of Cambridge have developed an innovative Read more >
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SCI researchers develop very early stage human stem cell lines for first time

SCI researchers have for the first time shown that it is possible to derive from a human embryo so-called ‘naïve’ pluripotent stem cells Read more >

Latest News

Professor Robin Franklin elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Robin profile pic Robin Franklin, Professor of Stem Cell Medicine and Deputy Director of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, is one of the 47 world leading UK researchers... Read more >

MRC Skills Development Fellowships

MRC MRC has announced 'Skills Development Fellowships' that are open to postdoctoral researchers at any career stage Read more >

SCI researchers demonstrate first step towards mass produced platelets

7-2016-Ghevaert The first steps in the process for the manufacture of platelets for transfusion have been described in Nature Communciations. Read more >

Registration is now open for our 2016 Symposium

Symposium 2016 Register for your place before 31st May 2016 Read more >

Professor Austin Smith awarded the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation

Smith headshot Professor Austin Smith has been awarded the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). Read more >

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