ESTOOLS - Advances with human embryonic stem cells -

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Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 May


"stem cells in biology and disease"

Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Registration to attend the symposium is closed.

2010 is the 4th and final year of the ESTOOLS contract with the European Commission to investigate the fundamental biology and scientific application of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. As the finale of the project, the ESTOOLS partners will hold a major 2-day International Scientific Symposium and also the 3rd and final Ethics Workshop. Outreach activities are being planned to engage school-age students and the wider public. The photo-exhibition Smile of a Stem Cell will be in Lisbon.

Download Symposium Poster [PDF, 744kb](updated May 2010)


Peter ANDREWS, Yves BARDE, Tariq ENVER, Magdalena GÖTZ, Domingos HENRIQUE, Austin SMITH


ESTOOLS gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) in developing this event, and the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG) for hosting the meetings.

We thank the International Journal of Developmental Biology for the Poster Prizes

The ESTOOLS consortium will hold their wrap-up meetings at the same venue 25-26 May 2010, in advance of the Symposium.

ESTOOLS members: see the workspace for further details.

See our Discovery page for a video with Portuguese soundtrack made by EuroNews that visited Prof. Peter Andrews (ESTOOLS Coordinator) at the University of Sheffield - Células estaminais embrionárias continuam a dividir europeus

The ESTOOLS project completed its 4 years of activity. This website remains online as a reference archive.

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