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International Symposium 2018

Save the Date 2018

The Cambridge Stem Cell International Symposium will bring together biological, clinical and physical stem cell scientists, working across multiple tissues and at different scales, to share data, discuss ideas and address the biggest fundamental and translational questions in stem cell biology.

The 2018 Symposium will mark the opening of our new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and will celebrate the great advances being made in stem cell biology in Cambridge, the UK and around the world. 


  • 3 Day International Symposium
  • Up to 500 delegates, from Students to Professors
  • Outstanding speaker programme, including exceptional Keynote Presentations 
  • Excellent scientific programme spanning fundamental to translational research
  • Cross-Disciplinary Panel Debate
  • Up to 100 scientific posters & poster competition
  • Engaging Trade Exhibition
  • Extensive networking opportunities
  • Gala Dinner at the prestigious Trinity College



  • Prof Shinya Yamanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Prof Fiona Watt, King’s College London, UK
  • Prof Cédric Blanpain, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Prof Stuart Forbes, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Dr Cristina Lo Celso, Imperial College London, UK
  • Prof Tom Rando, Stanford, USA
  • Dr Frederic de Sauvage, Genentech Inc, USA
  • Prof Malin Parmar, Lund University, Sweden
  • Prof Masayo Takahashi, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
  • Prof Adrian Thrasher, University College London, UK
  • Prof Emmanuelle Passegué, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative, USA



The Wellcome Trust - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of normal and pathological stem cell behaviour. 

Bringing together biological, clinical and physical scientists operating across a range of tissue types and at multiple scales, we explore the commonalities and differences in stem cell biology in a cohesive and inter-disciplinary manner.

In 2018, we will relocate to a new purpose-built home on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.  Housing over 350 researchers, including a critical mass of clinician scientists, the Institute will integrate with neighbouring disease-focused research institutes and also act as a hub for the wider stem cell community in Cambridge.