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Cambridge Alumni Festival 2014

Stem Cells and the Stem Cell Institute

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The Alumni Festival offered three days of discovery and intellectual adventure across Cambridge - a chance to think about the world and to hear from a selection of Cambridge’s leading academics.

 

The Stem Cell Institute's Event

As part of the Cambridge Alumni Festival, Professor Robin Franklin, Professor of Stem Cell Medicine, delivered a 30 minute talk about stem cells and the Stem Cell Institute. 

 

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Participants were then given a tour of the Stem Cell Institute laboratories, with the opportunity to see some of our facilities and meet our researchers. The afternoon was concluded with a question and answer session with some of our group leaders. 

 

Date: Friday 26th September 2014, 2-4pm

 

 

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