Meeting summary: 3rd UK Stem Cell Meeting, March 2008

Over 200 delegates attend latest Stem Cell conference organized by Ludovic Vallier (CIMR, University of Cambridge) and Abcam

Held at Regent's College, London, on March 11th, our 3rd Stem Cell meeting was a great success, attended by well over 200 delegates.

The conference on epigenetics and differentiation was organized by Ludovic Vallier (CIMR, University of Cambridge) and featured 10 invited speakers. The meeting also incorporated a poster session showing the work of 25 scientists in the areas of epigenetics, reprogramming, and development.

Visit our Conference Calendar for information on our other meetings and to check the date of next year's UK Stem Cell Meeting!

Meeting details


Regent's College London

Venue: Regent's College London

Regent's College


March 11th 2008


10:00     Registration
11:00     Scientific sessions start
17:45     Scientific sessions end  
17:45     Poster session and wine reception to follow


Ludovic Vallier & Abcam

Invited speakers

  • Neil Brockdorff (Imperial College London)
    X chromosome inactivation - a model for understanding epigenetic regulation of the genome
  • Alan Clarke (Cardiff University)
    Stem cell fate and regeneration studied using conditional approaches in the mouse epithelium
  • Anne Ferguson-Smith (University of Cambridge, UK)
    Establishment and early developmental maintenance of genomic imprints in mouse
  • Brian Hendrich (University of Edinburgh)
    Transcriptional silencing and stem cell fate
  • Jerome Jullien (Gurdon Institute, Cambridge)
    Real time monitoring of nuclear reprogramming
  • Valerie Kouskoff (University of Manchester)
    Control of self-renewal and differentiation at the onset of haematopoietic development
  • Alexander Meissner (Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts)
    Epigenomics and reprogramming
  • Elizabeth Robertson (University of Oxford)
    Roles for the Tbox gene Eomesodermin in regulating cell fate decisions in the early mouse embryo
  • Maria Elena Torres-Padilla (IGBMC, Strasbourg)
    Epigenetic mechanisms in early mammalian development
  • Bryan Turner (University of Birmingham)
    The ups and downs of X-linked gene expression in embryonic stem cells


  • Epigenetics
  • Reprogramming
  • Epigenetics and development

Call for abstracts

Abstracts (oral and poster) are now invited which fit the themes outlined above

Deadline for oral abstracts: Monday January 28th 2008

Deadline for poster abstracts: Monday February 18th 2008

Registration fees

Registration now closed.
Contact the Abcam Events Team to be added to the waiting list for places.

Early bird fee:         Standard rate:               

£95 full                         £110 full

£60 students                 £75 students

All prices are inclusive of VAT and include access to sessions; lunch and refreshments; attendance at the welcome reception; book of abstracts and other conference materials.

Early bird deadline: January 28th 2008 (standard rates apply after this time)


Delegates requiring accommodation can see the Regent's College website which details hotels in the area.  Alternatively Visit London is the official website for visitors to the City with comprehensive guides to accommodation, transport and attractions.

Contact us

If you have any questions please email Abcam Events Team or call +44 (0) 1223 696000

We look forward to welcoming you to London