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Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


Who we are

The Stem Cells Interdisciplinary Research Centre is a hub for stem cell research across the University of Cambridge. Researchers from departments across the University and affiliated organisations are involved in the programme of IRC activities, including the 28 PIs at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and network of affiliated PIs and their research groups.

Our aims

The overall aim of the Cambridge Stem Cells IRC is to facilitate inter-disciplinary interactions across the University and the wider community of researchers in Cambridge whose work has significance to stem cell research and therapeutics. 

The 4 main aims are:-

Stem Cells & Society Seminar series

Aim 1To strengthen research collaborations and

knowledge transfer across disciplines. 

 Events and achievements:

PhD Symposium 2019 

Aim 2: To increase research capacity and profile by providing a platform for large-scale funding applications, recruitments and international research partnerships.

Events and achievements:

  • Vibrant PhD programme and community of Stem Cell Students across Cambridge including annual PhD Symposium.
  • Seed Funding call for collaborative projects.

3D Printing Workshop 2019

Aim 3: To address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges.

Events and achievements: 

Annual Stem Cell Retreat

Aim 4: To enhance our ability to influence national and international research, policy and funding agendas.

Events and achievements:



Join us

There are numerous benefits to being a member of Stem Cells Cambridge including:

  • Connection to a large network of researchers from a range of stem cell backgrounds, including medicine, engineering, sociology and fundamental biology.  
  • Opportunity to receive and share stem cell news from across Cambridge via the Stem Cell Cambridge Newsletter.
  • Support and facilitation of cross - disciplinary activities, including workshops, seminars & international symposia.

To find out more about Stem Cells Cambridge, or to become a member, contact