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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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Cambridge Science Festival 2015

Stem Cells: What's On?

We are running several events for both adults and children at the Cambridge Science Festival this year. These activities are a great way to meet our researchers and learn more about what we do. All events are free of charge. Click here to find out what's on and to register for ticketed events.

Recent Publications


CDK6 levels regulate quiescence exit in human hematopoietic stem cells

Life-long production of blood cells is guaranteed by rare haematopoietic stem cells (HSC), which divide very infrequently and spend most of the time in Read more >
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Activin/Nodal signalling in stem cells

Ludovic Vallier and Siim Pauklin publish areview in Development describing the function of Activin/Nodal/TGFbeta signalling in stem cells and diseases. Read more >
Order matters

Order matters: sequence of genetic mutations determines how cancer behaves

The order in which genetic mutations are acquired determines how an individual cancer behaves, according to research from the University of Cambridge,... Read more >

Latest News

Interview with Rick Livesey

Portrait large Interview with Rick Livesey about his stem cell 'mini brains' that can help researchers study the progression of Alzheimer's disease inthe Sunday Express.... Read more >

Morteza Jalali signs a book contract with Elsevier

Morteza Jalali The book on basic science research methods, is aimed at students and clinicians who are embarking on laboratory-based science. Read more >

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