Quantitative Stem Cell Biology: From Molecules to Models

5th Cambridge Stem Cell Symposium

Quantitative Stem Cell Biology: from Molecules to Models
18th - 19th July 2016
Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK

The 5th Cambridge Stem Cell International Symposium will be hosted by Dr Elisa Laurenti, Dr Paul Bertone and Professor Azim Surani.

Keynote presentations


L-R: Professor Richard A. Young (Whitehead Institute / MIT); Professor Alexander van Oudenaarden (Hubrecht Institute); Dr Alexander Meissner (Harvard University)

With talks from
Dr Salvador Aznar Benitah (IRB, Barcelona); Dr Sara-Jane Dunn (Microsoft Research, Cambridge); Dr Saskia Ellenbroek (Hubrecht Institute); Prof Margaret Goodell (Baylor College of Medicine, Texas); Dr Gerald de Haan (UMC, Groningen); Dr Steven Pollard (University of Edinburgh); Prof Wolf Reik (Babraham Institute, Cambridge); Prof Ingo Roeder (TU Dresden); Prof Timm Schroeder (ETH Zurich).


The Cambridge Stem Cell International Symposia are run by:

Posters and short talks

The organisers are calling for abstract submissions. You can submit an abstract when you register to attend the event.

Poster abstracts should be a maximum of 2000 characters (including letters, numbers, punctuation and spaces), figures and tables are not allowed in the abstract.
1. Posters:
All abstracts submitted will be presented as posters during the meeting.

2. Short talks:
If you would like to be considered to give a short talk please indicate this in the registration form. The organisors will review the submissions and will invite a selection to give short-talks. Short talks will have 10 minutes for presentation and an additional 5 minutes for discussion.


Student ticket: £120
Please select this option if you are a undergraduate, masters or PhD student at any institution

Cambridge academic ticket: £175
Please select this option if you are an academic employed by the University of Cambridge or by an SCI affiliated institution (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Babraham Institute or the European Bioinformatics Institute)

Standard academic ticket: £195
Please select this option if you work at any academic institution worldwide.

Industry ticket: £260

All registration fees include lunch and refreshment breaks as detailed in the programme.

Optional Extras

Conference Dinner: £47.50
Includes a 3 course dinner with two glasses of wine and coffee at Magdalene College on Monday 18 July 2016.

The Basic Registration Fee does not include accommodation for the Symposium. Therefore you need to make your own arrangements for accommodation.

Accommodation can be booked at Murray Edwards College (murrayedwardsevents.co.uk/cambridge-bed-and-breakfast), the venue for the symposium, and the following hotels and B&B's have good reputations and are likely to provide a comfortable stay.

Hotels and B&B's close to the venue include:

Within a 10 minute walk:

The Arundel House Hotel - arundelhousehotels.co.uk
The Varsity Hotel & Spa - thevarsityhotel.co.uk

Within a 30 minute walk (5 to 10 minutes by taxi):

The Gonville Hotel - gonvillehotel.co.uk
Hilton Cambridge City Hotel - hilton.com
Lensfield hotel - lensfieldhotel.co.uk
Premier Inn Cambridge North (Girton) - premierinn.com
Regent Hotel - regenthotel.co.uk
Regency Guesthouse - regencyguesthouse.co.uk
The Royal Cambridge Hotel - sjhotels.co.uk
Travelodge Cambridge Newmarket Road - travelodge.co.uk
Premier Inn Cambridge City East - premierinn.com

Doubletree by Hilton, Cambridge Hotel - doubletree3.hilton.com
Hotel Du Vin - hotelduvin.com
Hotel Felix - hotelfelix.co.uk

Within 15 minutes by taxi:

Cambridge Youth Hostel - yha.org.uk

Travelodge Cambridge Central - travelodge.co.uk

Our symposium is kindly sponsored by:









Terms and Conditions


The final deadline for registrations is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 8 June 2016.



Full payment is required to confirm your place, and should be received by 12:00 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 8 June 2016. Failure to make payment by this date will forfeit your place.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of your registration made before Friday 17 June 2016 will be subject to an administrative fee of 65% of your ticket price. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after this date.

Dinner cancellations made before Friday 17 June 2016 will be subject to an administrative fee of 50% of the dinner price. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after this date.

Cancellation requests must be made in writing to:

Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Email: sci-events@stemcells.cam.ac.uk  

We will confirm all cancellation requests within 7 days.

Failure to attend the symposium without written notification will be considered a "no show" and will result in forfeiture of fees paid in full.

Individuals are responsible for cancelling their own travel and accommodation

We strongly advise all Symposium delegates take out insurance to cover unforeseen illness, or other circumstances that would prevent you from attending the conference.



If you are applying for a visa and it is declined please note the above cancellation policy will still apply.

Once you have registered and we have received full payment, we can provide you with a formal letter of acceptance and event information to support your visa application. Please let us know as soon as possible after registering if you require this documentation.


Data storage

By registering for this event you confirm that you understand that the data from your registration will be stored on a secure server and will be used for event management purposes.