Proceedings from the 27th April 2007 meeting at The BioPark Hertfordshire, UK

“Much of the promise of stem cell biology and tissue engineering depends on the ability to maintain and differentiate cells into tissues in a robust and reproducible manner. We are only just at the beginning of understanding how to control cell growth in vitro and produce cell types that are of value to basic research, pharmaceutical development and potential therapeutic applications. This meeting is designed to bring together experts in the field to share their experiences of developing innovative ways to create a more realistic environment for cell growth and differentiation. There are many physical factors that are often taken for granted during the culture of cells, including the topography and nature of the substrate, oxygen tension, temperature, etc. Furthermore, the addition of exogenous factors to the culture medium and the development of co-culture models are of importance to more closely mimic the conditions cells experience in vivo. The aim of this symposium was to therefore recognise that the control of cell differentiation requires an in-depth understanding of the growth conditions and signals cells require in order to differentiate in a particular manner. This was exemplified by a carefully selected panel of speakers who shared their experiences of controlling cell growth and differentiation using a range of alternative approaches”. Dr Stefan Przyborski, School of Biological and Biomedical Science, Durham University

This meeting was chaired by Dr Stefan Przyborski, School of Biological and Biomedical Science, Durham University


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 Table of Contents


Development of Enabling Technology to Control Cell Growth and Function In Vitro

Haematopoietic differentiation of embryonic stem cells is influenced by the aorta-gonad-mesonephros microenvironment.

  • Abstract.
  • Introduction.
  • Results and Discussion.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • References.

Effects of the microenvironment on ES cell differentiation

Metabolic Profiling Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

  • References

Human CB-CD.133+ Cells Injected To Nod-Scid Mice Made Deaf After Ototoxic Treatment Provide Conditions For The Resumption Of The Inner Ear Structure

BD MatrigelTM – An Ideal Surface for Maintaining Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Effect of culture temperature on mesenchymal stem cell viability and potency

Inhibition of neuritogenesis by adult neuroprogenitors grown on MAG-coated substrates

The Power of Guava Technologies

  • Typical Stem Cell Viability Test Report


Poster Presentations

Adult  Human  Dental Pulp Stem  Cells (DPSC): Preliminary Observations  For Selecting And Conditioning  Dpsc  According  Osteogenic Aims

Changes in Cell Deformability as a Novel Differentiation Marker