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BioWednesday London: Translating Stem Cell Research

18:00 - 21:00

Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, King's College London, 28th Floor Tower Wing , Guy’s Tower, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT
05 July 2017

Registration for this event is closed as we have now reached capacity. Enquiries concerning this event should be emailed to

Stem cell research holds unprecedented opportunities to develop disruptive innovation in life sciences and medicine. To fully capture this potential, it is important to connect the dots between scientists and stakeholders with different backgrounds from academic research to drug discovery, from disease modelling to cell therapy.

Leveraging from the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cell Initiative (HIPSCI) project, the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine is opening a ‘Stem Cell Hotel’.  The Biomedical Research Centre GMP unit and the Cell and Gene therapy Catapult are also located close by. This BioWednesday will present examples from the wide range of different translational activities taking place in Guy’s Tower.


18.00 - Registration and Networking

18.30 - Welcome from One Nucleus
Aline Charpentier, One Nucleus

18.35 - Welcome and Introduction
Fiona Watt, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London

18.40 - The Stem Cell Hotel: Collaborative Phenotyping at King’s College London
Davide Danovi, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London

18.55 - The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Unit: A Flexible Space to Make Cell and Gene Therapies for Clinical Trials
Andrew Hope and Christopher Fisher, GMP Unit, Biomedical Research Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London

19.10 - The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult: Accelerating Projects Across the Cell and Gene Therapy Life Cycle
Terri Gaskell, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

19.25 - Q & A and Closing Remarks

19.45 - Networking over Drinks and Canapés

21.00 - Close


Members: free 
Non-members: £50 (plus vat) 
Academics: please contact

This  event will be preceded by afternoon talks starting at 14.30 focused on the Hipsci project ( Please send an email to if you are interested in learning more about this.
Title: BioWednesday London: Translating Stem Cell Research
Start: 2017-07-05 18:00:00Z
End: 2017-07-05 21:00:00Z