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See Inside the Institute

On the 21st May, 16 members of the public, selected from over 140 entries, were invited to see inside the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

Guests were met by the Institute Director, Professor Austin Smith, who gave an overview of current progress in stem cell research. 

Escorted by a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher, groups of guests visited five specialised areas of the Institute. They followed the development of a theoretical research question "How are cell fate choices made in the developing embryo?".




Andy Riddell, our flow cytometry expert, shows visitors how this complex technology allows us to isolate specific cell populations.




Research Associate, Tuzer Kalkan, answers some tricky questions!




A guest tries her hand at passaging a cell line in the Tissue Culture facility.


"The staff were excellent at explaining their work and their enthusiasm was very obvious."

"I gained an insight into just how complex stem cell research is and that stem cell therapy is not as simple as what journalists and the media would have us believe."


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New charity - - launched

May 17, 2019

To raise awareness of myelopathy and to address gaps in our knowledge of the condition and how best to treat it, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Affiliate, Dr Mark Kotter and colleague Ben Davies, together with Iwan Sadler, have launched, a charity that aims to give patients a voice and effect change.

Establishing the Molecular Blueprint of Early Embryo Development

Feb 20, 2019

A pioneering group of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers in Cambridge have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development.

Stem Cell Research Hits the Road

Feb 04, 2019

Two PhD students from the Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute are embarking on a 6000km journey in a customised Renault 4L to support children and schools in Morocco, and to raise awareness of stem cell research at a global scale.

From eye drops to potential leukaemia treatment

Dec 19, 2018

An active ingredient in eye drops that were being developed for the treatment of a form of eye disease has shown promise for treating an aggressive form of blood cancer.

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