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Visiting Speakers

The Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine is proud to host a series of seminars by international speakers on a regular basis.  

All are welcome - no need to RSVP.

Location for all seminars: 

Seminar Room, CSCRM 28th floor, Tower Wing, Guy's campus
(Please follow signs for "Seminar Room 2" from the 28th floor lift lobby)

Forthcoming seminars in 2018:


FRIDAY 11th MAY 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Professor Kathleen Green (Joseph L. Mayberry, Sr. Professor of Pathology, Professor of Dermatology, Associate Director of Basic Sciences, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University)



MONDAY 11th JUNE 2018, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor Jørgen Kjems (Professor & Head of the center, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark)

NB - this seminar will take place in the Seminar Room on the 8th Floor of Guy's Tower, Guy's Campus 




                                     Please keep checking here for

                             details of forthcoming speakers in 2017


Our fortnightly Stem Cells @ Lunch seminars and our weekly Journal Club meetings are open to all... 


The Second Workshop on High Content Screening of Stem Cells took place at King's in September 2015. A link to the keynote lecture by Dr Anne Carpenter (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) is available here: 
High-Content Morphology Profiling for Targeting Diseases and Characterizing Compounds

Blank space Previous visiting speakers

Dr Jonah Cool - Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
"Chan Zuckerberg and the Human Cell Atlas" (March 2018)

Prof Janet Rossant - University of Toronto
"From embryos to stem cells and back again - a developemntal journey" (November 2017)

Prof Jody Rosenblatt - University of Utah
"Epithelial Cell Extrusion and its misregulation in asthma and cancer" (September 2017)

Prof Virgile Viasnoff - National University of Singapore
"A mechano-biologicy perspective on apico-basal polarisation" (July 2017)

Prof Dany Nassar - Université Paris Descartes and American University of Beirut
"Genomic landscapes and sources of tumour heterogeneity of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma" (June 2017)

Dr Ed Boyden - MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute MIT
"Optical tools for understanding biology: Expansion microscopy, optogenetic and more" (June 2017)

Dr Wei-Yu Lu - Edinburgh University
"The liver repopulating capacity of hepatic progenitor cells" (April 2017)

Dr Nadia Zeltner - Memorial Sloane Kettering Institute
"Modelling Didease of the peripherla nervous system" (April 2017)

Dr Liesbet Lieben - Nature Reviews Disease Primers
"How to write an article for Nature Reviews" (April 2017)

Dr Lev Silberstein - Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
"Single cell analysis of the bone marrow niche identifies novel regulators of the hematopoetic regeneration" (March 2017)

Dr Peter Rodgers - Features editor at eLife
"Reproducibility, reproducibility, reproducibility" (March 2017)

Dr Alessandra Vigilante - The Crick Institute, London "Uncovering links between genotype, cell behaviour and external stimuli by integrating different data sets from human induced pluripotent stem cell lines" (January 2017)

Dr Francesca Spagnoli - Junior Group Leader, Max-Delbrück-Center, Berlin, German and Adjunct Faculty Member, The Rockefeller University, New York, US

 "Controlling cell plasticity between liver and pancreas for regenerative medicine" (December 2016)

Dr Irving Weissman - Director, Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine "Experiences with commercialising cell therapies" (November 2016) 

Dr Matthew Albert - Principal Scientist, Cancer Immunology, Genetech

"System’s Approach to Immune monitoring: a path towards establishing    genetic and environmental determinants of human immune variability" (November 2016)

Dr Vilja Pietiäinen - Senior Scientist, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland [FIMM]
"High-content cell-based screening in translational biomedicine" (May 2016)

Professor Walter Birchmeier - Group Leader, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
"Wnt/beta-catenin controls carcinomas and cancer stem cells by epigenetic mechanisms" (March 2016)

Dr Anjali P Kusumbe - 
Tissue Morphogenesis Department, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster
"Regulation of stem and progenitor cell function by distinct vascular niches in bone" (March 2016)

Dr Alexis J Lómakin - Subcellular Structure and Cellular Dynamics, Institut Curie, Paris
"Competition principle in cellular morphogenesis" (February 2016)

Dr Ben Davies - Head of Transgenic Core Research Group, University of Oxford
"Application of CRISPR/Cas9 for the generation of genetically modified mouse models" (January 2016)

Dr Suzana Hadjur - Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, UCL Cancer Institute
"Chromosome architecture and transcriptional regulation - A global role for CTCF and cohesin proteins" (November 2015)

Professor Jim Crilly - 
SVP Strategic Science Group, Global R&D, Unilever

"Innovation: making it happen. A perspective from 30 years at Unilever"(November 2015)

Dr Elizabeth Roper - Partner, Epidarex Capital

"VC investment in healthcare: what do we look for" (November 2015)

Professor Brigid Hogan FRS - George Barth Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center, USA''The life of breath: Stem cells of the adult lung" (May 2015)

Mr Gregg Sando - Founder & CEO, Cell Medica"Cell Medica: from Conception to Corporation" (May 2015)

Professor Jason A. Burdick - Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania''Engineering Biomaterials as In Vitro Models and for Biomedical Therapies" (May 2015)

Professor Amy Wagers - Harvard University, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School''Targeting local and systemic factors to reverse age-related tissue dysfunction" (April 2015)

Professor Ken-ichiro Kamei - Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University: "Creating the right microenvironments for stem cell control" (February 2015)

Dr Sabine Hauert - Lecturer in Robotics, University of Bristol: 
"Crowdsourcing The Design of Swarming Nanosystems for Cancer Applications" (February 2015)

Dr Ignacio Sancho-Martinez - Belmonte Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies: 
"Reverting development by reprogramming. Are iSPCs the Holy Grail for regenerative medicine?" (October 2014)

Professor Randy Schekman - University of California, Berkeley 
Shared winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
“Genes and proteins that control secretion and autophagy”(June 2014)(King's International Lecture Series - dedicated to Rosalind Franklin and hosted by King's Bioscience Institute)

Professor Lee Rubin - Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative, Biology, Harvard University, Director of Translational Medicine, Harvard Stem Cell Institute: 

“Motor Neuron Diseases in a Dish: Can we really learn anything new?” (January 2014)

Professor Konrad Hochedlinger - Center for Regenerative Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School:

'Mechanisms of pluripotency and cellular reprogramming' (January 2014)


Professor Alan Trounson – President of CIRM, San Francisco, USA: 

“The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine: How to invest $3 billion in stem cell research” (October 2013)

Professor Marianne Bronner – Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology, USA: 
“Transcriptional and epigenetic control of neural crest development” (September 2013)

Professor Peter Carlton – Research Center Assistant Professor & iCeMS Kyoto Fellow, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan: 
“Cytological investigation of chromosome structure in meiosis and differentiation” (July 2013)

Dr Shukry J. Habib - Howard Hughes Medical Insitute 
“A localised Wnt signal orients assymetric stem cell division” (March 2013) 

Professor Willem H. Ouwehand – Professor of Experimental Haematology, University of Cambridge & Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, NHS Bood and Transplant 
“New biological insights in the formation and function of platelets; lessons learned from genomics” (February 2013) 

Dr Deborah J. Sweet – Editor, Cell Stem Cell & Publishing Director, USA 
“Behind the scenes at Cell Press” (February 2013) 

Professor Irving Weissman – Professor, Stem Cell Institute & Stanford University School of Medicine, USA 
“Normal and neoplastic stem cells” (January 2013) 

Professor Kevin Eggan – Associate Professor, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology & Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University 
“Exploiting pluripotency for a greater understanding of neurological disease” (January 2013)

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