1st UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell Meeting

8th June 2006. Full day meeting with poster session. Reserve your place now!

*** Plans are now underway for the 2nd UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell Meeting, to be held in Spring/Summer 2007. Watch this space for more information! ***

 Abcam was pleased to support the first UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell Meeting, held in the Tempest Anderson Hall in York in June 2006

Mesenchymal stem cell biology is an exciting and rapidly evolving field, yet somewhat underrepresented in terms of meetings. This one-day academic meeting aims to allow scientists working in this area to present their research and have an opportunity to network and exchange ideas. The 2006 Meeting wasa full day with an extended lunch break and afternoon tea with poster session.

Conference Venue

Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum, York.
(Venue information and directions below)


Thursday 8th June 2006


11.00am - 5.30 pm, Lunch and refreshments provided


Dr Paul Genever (University of York)


(NB: ST = short talk selected from abstracts)

10.00 - 11.00

Registration and poster set-up / viewing with coffee

11.00 - 12.30

Cosimo De Bari (King's College London, UK)
MSC-based therapeutic strategies for skeletal repair: from bench to bedside

(ST) Luisa Boldrin (University of Padova, Italy)
Satellite Cells Scaffold Delivery: A new possible therapy with multipotent adult Stem Cells

(ST) Alexandra Stolzing (University of Sheffield, UK)
Mesenchymal stem cells: Coming of age?

Moustapha Kassem (University of Southern Denmark)
Regulation of human mesenchymal stem cell differentiation by Dlk1/pref-1

12.30 - 14.15

Lunch and poster viewing

14.15 - 15.45

Colin Jahoda (University of Durham, UK)
Hair follicle dermal cells - stem cells that induce or inducing cells with stem cell properties?

(ST) Karina Wright (Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, UK)
Human bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) promote neurite extension across the major nerve-inhibitory molecules that are present in the injured spinal cord

(ST) Philippe Bourin (Service de Thérapie Cellulaire, Direction médical et Scientifique, Tours, France)
Human plasma enriched in platelet growth factors for GMP production of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Suzanne Watt (National Blood Service, UK)
The hypoxia code for cells derived from haemopoietic tissues

16.15 - 17.30

Richard O.C. Oreffo (University of Southampton, UK)
Adult and fetal mesenchymal populations – lineage modulation and potential for skeletal tissue engineering

(ST) Gary Spencer (University of York, UK)
Functional cholinergic signalling mechanisms in human Mesenchymal Stem Cells

(ST) Frederique Ponchel (Leeds University, UK)
Genomics analysis of fresh multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) purified from human bone marrow: comparison with hematopoietic lineage cells and culture-expanded MSCs

(ST) Rasila Vaghjiani (Imperial College London, UK)
Effect of reduced oxygen tension on Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Poster abstracts:

 Free to attend!

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Tempest Anderson Hall - Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum

About the venue
The Tempest Anderson Hall lecture theatre is an annexe of the Yorkshire Museum; a 300-seat theatre-style auditorium built in 1912 with a fascinating history, including previously being used as a cinema. The fully AV-equipped theatre is part of the impressive Yorkshire Museum. Situated in 10 acres of beautiful botanical gardens and built in the early 18th century, the the museum houses over 1,000 years of heritage in galleries displaying some of Europe's finest Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Medieval and Geological treasures.

Map and directions

PDF Map of location

Travel information

The venue is a short walk from York Railway Station. We would strongly advice delegates to travel by train on the day, as there is no parking at the venue. There is an NCP car park close to the venue (see map) but please note that parking may be expensive.

To reach the venue from the station, walk down Station Road and cross the river onto Museum Street. Go in through the Museum Street entrance to the York Museum Gardens. Walk up the main path and you will find the Tempest Anderson Hall (pictured above).

Registration and all refreshment breaks will be held in the Hospitium, a short walk away in the Museum Gardens. Please go straight here for registration from 10.00 - 11.00am. This 14th century listed building is pictured below:


Registration and all refreshment / poster sessions will be held in the Hospitium.