Stem Cell research

Stem Cell research

In keeping with the strategy of the Institute to gain synergistic value through the development of inter-disciplinary themes, we have established an Initiative in Stem Cell Biology which traverses each of the component Research Centres and extends beyond to incorporate researchers from other QMUL components.

Within the Institute, several well established groups are working on adult tissue stem cells and have expertise in a range of stem cell systems including:

Intestinal stem cells (Nick Wright)
Epidermal stem cells (Irene Leigh, Mike Philpott, Ian Mackenzie)
Malignant stem cells (Nick Wright, Ian Mackenzie, Malcolm Alison)
Pancreatic stem cells (Graham Hitman, Paolo Pozzilli)
Haemopoietic stem cells (Finbarr Cotter, Adrian Newland)
Mesenchymal stem cells (Harry Navsaria, Mike Philpott)
Other centres of stem cell expertise within QMUL include:

Institute of Cancer (Ian Hart and Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke)
Institute of Dentistry (Francis Hughes, Ian MacKay)
Bio-engineering (Dan Bader, David Lee).
The aim of the Initiative is to consolidate and expand an internationally competitive research programme in areas including adult stem cell plasticity, stem cell re-differentiation and trans-differentiation, bioreactors and stem cell amplification, and stem cell targeting.

If you would like to discuss the Initiative in Stem Cell Biology, please contact Professor Ian MacKenzie, tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7159, email:

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