Stem Cells and the Eye

A JSPS/BBSRC Symposium: “Stem Cells and the Eye”.
2-3 November 2017
School of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
As part of the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme, we are delighted to announce a Research Symposium entitled “Stem Cells and the Eye” which will be held on 2-3 November 2017 at Cardiff University.
The Symposium is being additionally supported by the BBSRC and is being co-organised by Professor Andrew Quantock (Cardiff University) and Professor Kohji Nishida (Osaka University).
The main aim of the Symposium is to contribute to a contemporary knowledge of stem cell research as applied to ophthalmology. 
Within this framework, the main objectives of the symposium are to: 
  • Bring together UK-based and Japan-based researchers with common interests in stem cell biology as applied to the eye and vision. 
  • Create a discussion forum where the emphasis will be placed on new advances in stem cells and their applications in relation to ophthalmology.  
  • Foster collaborations between UK and Japan-based researchers with shared interests in stem cell biology. 
The event will be opened by the Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales, and Cardiff University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Colin Riordan, and we have an exciting line up of presentations including addresses by Prof. Sir Martin Evans, FRS of Cardiff University and Dr Masayo Takahashi of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan. As you will see from the attached programme, confirmed speakers include researchers from Cardiff, Nottingham, Newcastle, UCL, Oxford, Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto.
We are now inviting established investigators, early career researchers, and PhD students to register to attend the Symposium. 
Registration for the Symposium is free!
To register for the event please contact Dr Alina Akhbanbetova (, who will issue an invitation via eventbrite.
Registration deadline: 19th October 2017
We are looking forward to welcoming you to “Stem Cells and the Eye” Symposium this November!