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Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


Who we are

The Stem Cells Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) 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 the 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

Past 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

Past events and achievements:

  • Vibrant PhD programme and community of stem cell students across Cambridge including annual PhD Symposium
  • Seed Funding call for collaborative projects
  • Small grants for interdisciplinary research 

3D Printing Workshop 2019

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

Past events and achievements: 



Annual Stem Cell Retreat

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

Past events and achievements:


Join us

There are a number of benefits to getting involved with the Stem Cells IRC, 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 weekly Newsletter.
  • Support and facilitation of cross-disciplinary activities, including workshops, seminars & events.
  • Funding opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

To find out more about Stem Cells IRC, or to join the mailing list, contact