Dr Dusko Ilic
Senior Lecturer in Stem Cell Science
Dr Dusko Ilic obtained his MD degree and BSci in Molecular Biology at the University of Belgrade. He then undertook his PhD at Tokyo University, Japan, and did his postdoctoral work at the University of California in San Francisco. He held position of Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of California San Francisco and Consultant at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco.
He focused his research on the regulation of cellular functions by extracellular matrix in physiological and pathological conditions, specifically oncology. From 2005-2009 he worked as the Director of R&D at StemLifeLine, a California-licensed, state-of-the-art cell culture facility that followed current good tissue practices (cGTP) for derivation and the long-term cryopreservation of the derived hES cell lines. In 2009, Dr Ilic joined King’s College as Senior Lecturer in Stem Cell Science in the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s Hospital.
He is coordinator of the cross-divisional postgraduate program in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine and Head of the iPS cell core facility at Guy’s Campus. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Regenerative Medicine and he is also on Progress Educational Trust advisory board. His research interest lies in hES cells, iPS cells, cancer stem cells, and regenerative medicine. Key objectives of his work are to raise the standard in derivation and culture of hES cells making them acceptable for cell-based therapies, to understand the molecular mechanisms of diseases using stem cells, and to realize the potential of normal and specific mutation-carrying pluripotent stem cells in drug discovery.
Staff and students
King's hES cell lines catalogue
Please see the King's hES cell lines catalogue.
UK Stem Cell Bank Steering Committee approved all the lines and they are or will be available either directly from us or through UK Stem Cell Bank. Lines KCL011-KCL043 are submitted to US National Institute of Health (NIH) Human Embryonic Stem cell Registry and pending review to determine if they may be used in NIH-supported research.
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Dr Dusko Ilic
Selected recent publications
Ilic D, Stephenson E. Promises and challenges of the first clinical-grade induced pluripotent stem cell bank. Regen Med. 2013;8(2):101-2.
Ilic D, Neuberger MM, Djulbegovic M, Dahm P. Screening for prostate cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;1:CD004720.
Ilic D, Hindson B, Duchesne G, Millar JL. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of nightly sildenafil citrate to preserve erectile function after radiation treatment for prostate cancer. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2013;57(1):81-8. [PubMed]
Ilic D, Stephenson E, Wood V, Jacquet L, Stevenson D, Petrova A, Kadeva N, Codognotto S, Patel H, Semple M, Cornwell G, Ogilvie C, Braude P. Derivation and feeder-free propagation of human embryonic stem cells under xeno-free conditions. Cytotherapy 2012;14 (1):122-8. [PubMed]
Ilic D, Polak J. Stem cell based therapy--where are we going? Lancet 2012;379(9819):877-8. [PubMed]
Ilic D, Miere C, Lazic E. Umbilical cord blood stem cells: clinical trials in non-hematological disorders. Br Med Bull 2012;102:43-57. [PubMed]
Stephenson E, Jacquet L, Miere C, Wood V, Kadeva N, Cornwell G, Codognotto S, Dajani Y, Braude P, Ilic D. Derivation and propagation of human embryonic stem cell lines from frozen embryos in an animal product-free environment. Nat Protoc. 2012;7(7):1366-81. [PubMed]
Ilic D. Trends in the stem cell and regenerative medicine industry. Regen Med 2012;7(5):645-8. [PubMed]
Jacquet L, Stephenson E, Collins R, Patel H, Trussler J, Al-Bedaery R, Renwick P, Ogilvie C, Vaughan R, Ilic D. Strategy for the creation of clinical grade hESC line banks that HLA-match a target population. EMBO Mol Med. 2012 [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
Ilic D, Kapidzic M, Genbacev O. Isolation of human placental fibroblasts. Curr Protoc Stem Cell Biol 2008;Chapter 1:Unit 1C.6. [PubMed]
Ilic D, Genbacev O, Krtolica A. Derivation of hESC from intact blastocysts. Curr Protoc Stem Cell Biol 2007;Chapter 1:Unit 1A.2. [PubMed]