New Horizons in Human Cellular Discovery and Therapy: At the Interface of Science, Engineering, Medicine & Society, in Edinburgh, Scotland, 20-22nd May, 2014.
Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:25AM
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First Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We have pleasure in inviting you to attend an international and interdisciplinary meeting exploring New Horizons in Human Cellular Discovery and Therapy: At the interface of science, engineering, medicine & society, in Edinburgh, Scotland, 20-22nd May, 2014.

The event will focus on developments, opportunities and issues arising from scientific and technological innovations in human stem cell isolation & induction, cell differentiation and conversion, in vitro cell culture and tissue reconstruction technology, analytical imaging and sensing. Individually and collectively these developments will change the nature and power of future opportunities to use human cells for disease modelling, screening for drug discovery and toxicology and as therapeutic cell products. The meeting will provide opportunities for academic and industrial professional development, promotion and interaction through multiple varied and novel formats structured to maximise context-specific engagement of participants.

The event hosted by the University of Edinburgh features leading public and private sector thought leaders, researchers, and regulatory authorities from across Europe, the United States and Japan. It provides an opportunity to present advances and exchanges ideas and expertise on how to use the latest advances in in-vitro cell culture to deliver new human cell based screening and therapeutic products to meet industrial and health care challenges to their predictive utility, cost, efficacy and safety. It will incorporate established and new focus groups, and feature practical skills and exhibitor workshops, such as;

• Developments in human induced pluripotent stem cell banking for discovery and therapy.

• The 6th annual meeting of the Quasi-Vivo® Cell Culture System Users group.

• Exhibitor led demonstrations and workshops showcasing new technologies.

The event will be organised as a Gordon Style conference at which every delegate is encouraged to contribute by presenting papers, preparing a poster or participation in the discussion. The proceedings of the meeting consisting of papers from invited speakers and posters will be peer reviewed for publication.

The conference will be held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh Conference Centre, 22-26 George Street, which is within walking distance of the city centre.

The Conference web pages will be available soon for registration and enable you to see more about the venue and programme and for more local information.

Please submit a paper title NOW and then a 250 to 350 word abstract before 31 December 2013 to Linda Wilkinson at

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh!

Dr Paul A. De Sousa                                                         Dr J Malcolm Wilkinson

Reader, Centre for Regenerative Medicine                      CEO Kirkstall Ltd

University of Edinburgh,                                                  Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Chair

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