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Annual Symposium 2012

We are delighted to announce that the Oxford Stem Cell Institute will hold its 2012 Annual Symposium on Thursday 15 March at St. Catherine's College. All talks will be held in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre (click here for a map of the College).  Registration will open at 8:30am in the Porter’s Lodge and the symposium itself will begin at 9:00am.  Please click here to download a poster for the Symposium in pdf format.

Burnard Sunley Theatre

The Programme

We are especially honoured that Dr James Martin, founder of the Oxford Martin School, with which the OSCI is strongly associated, will give the opening address.  We are also delighted that Dr Paul Colville-Nash from the Medical Research Council has kindly agreed to provide an update on the government's strategy for stem cells research following the publication of its 'Forward Look in Regenerative Medicine' and will provide details of the various funding streams available. Likewise, we are delighted to be able to welcome Professor Charles ffrench-Constant from the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh to deliver the keynote lecture. In addition, we have a packed programme of short talks from many of the laboratories associated with the OSCI.


The day will provide numerous opportunities for networking. Refreshments will be provided during both morning and afternoon sessions and a sit down lunch will be served in the Dining Hall.  The day will also end with a drinks reception either in the Foyer of the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre or the college gardens, weather permitting, to which all delegates are invited and which we hope may provide ample opportunity to consolidate new relationships and potential collaborations.

Dining Hall

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors Miltenyi Biotec, Cambridge Biosciences and SmartCells who will exhibit their products in Exhibition Hall A, next to the lecture theatre, so we would encourage you to browse their products during refreshments which will be served in the same room throughout the day.


In order to comply with fire regulations and for catering purposes, we are unable to admit any who have not registered in advance for the event.  For all who have registered, however, attendance at the symposium, together with all refreshments, lunch and the drinks reception are free of charge.  In order to register, please email with your name, department and any special dietary requirements you may have by 9 March at the latest.  Places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

We very much look forward to a stimulating symposium and to seeing you on 15 March!

Paul Fairchild and Colin Goding


We are extremely grateful to the following companies whose sponsorship has made this event possible

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