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Paul Genever

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News

2014


26th November - Regenerative Therapy in OA Stakeholder Event, York, UK

The BTR hosted this event as one of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centres. Delegates met to discuss "Working towards responsible clinical translation featuring presentations from Professor Andrew McCaskie and Professor Alan Silman from Arthritis Research UK, Professor Frank Barry from REMEDI, Galway and Dr Natalie Mount from the Cell Therapy Catapult. James Fox gave an oral presenation at this event and Becky Mason, Amanda Barnes and Charlotte Knight presented posters. The event concluded with a panel discussion led by Professor Frank Barry, Professor Andrew McCaskie and Dr Natalie Mount.


29th - 30th October - 8th UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell Meeting, Galway, Ireland

Paul Genever, Amanda Barnes and Alice Carstairs all attended the 8th UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell Meeting in Galway. Paul gave an oral presentation as a key speaker and Amanda presented a poster on her work as a PhD student.


17th October - BTR gets baking for charity!

From the 12th - 19th October is Bone Cancer Awareness Week and Arthritis Awareness Week. To raise money in aid of the charities promoting awareness the BTR held a cake sale in York Biology department and raised a total of £468.54 for Arthritis Research UK and the Bone Cancer Research Trust.


8th September - Welcome to new BTR member Leah Etheridge

We welcome Leah to the lab as a new postdoctoral researcher funded by Arthritis Research UK. Details to follow shortly about her research title and aims. Welcome Leah!


8th September - Congratulations Amanda Barnes for passing her PhD viva!

Amanda successfully defended her thesis and passed her viva on the 8th of September. Amanda has also been awarded a prestigious E-TERM Landscape fellowship and is therefore staying with the BTR as a post doctoral researcher funded by Arthritis Research UK. Congratulations Dr. Barnes!


30th July - Congratulations Becky Mason for passing her PhD viva!

Becky successfully defended her thesis and passed her viva on the 30th of July. Becky will be staying with the BTR as a post doctoral researcher funded by Arthritis Research UK. Congratulations Dr. Mason!


16th July - Congratulations Paul Genever for being awarded a Vice Chancellor Teaching Award!

The Vice Chancellor Teaching Award scheme recognises and rewards colleagues (academics, learning support staff, teaching 'teams' and postgraduates/postdocs who teach) who demonstrate excellence in teaching and/or learning support at York. Paul was presented this award in the Biology Graduation ceremony. Congraulations Paul!


15th July - Welcome to new BTR member Kimberley Smith

We welcome Kimberley to the lab as a new PhD student who is split between the BTR and Kenneth Dalgarno at Newcastle University. The title of Kimberley's PhD is "Novel Scaffolds to Support the Rejuvenation of Aged Cells for OA Therapy". Welcome Kimberley!


12th July - 5th Annual Joint DTC Conference, Nottingham, UK

Julia Marshall presented her work at the 5th Annual Joint DTC Conference in Nottingham. The event was attended by students and academics from the White Rose DTC, Nottingham, Keele and Loughborough Universities, and students from the CDT MBE.


8th July - BTR Publication

James Fox and Paul Genever co authored a review for Cell and Tissue Transplantation and Therapy entitled "Use of Adult Stem Cells for Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine Applications".


2nd - 4th July - TCES, Newcastle, UK

Paul Genever, James Fox, Amanda Barnes, Julia Marshall, Sam Hollings and Charlotte Knight all atttended the TCES Annual Conference at Newcastle University. Charlotte and Julia gave presentations about their PhD work at the conference.


18th - 21st June - ISSCR, Vancouver, Canada

Paul Genever, Becky Mason, Julia Marshall and Charlotte Knight all atttended the 12th ISSCR Meeting in Canada. Becky and Julia gave poster presentations about their PhD work and Charlotte Knight gave a teaser talk based on her poster presentation at the Conference.

 

Becky Mason was also awarded a travel grant by ISSCR to attend the conference. Congratulations Becky!


20th May - Annual Graduate Symposium, University of York

Julia Marshall and Katie Wilson spoke about their work in the Annual Graduate Symposium. Julia's presentation was entitled "Modelling the mesenchymal stem cell niche in vitro and in vivo" and Katie presented on "The roles of glycans in osteogenesis".


20th May - Congratulations Alice Carstairs for winning a departmental poster prize at York's Annual Graduate Symposium!

Alice presented a poster based on her work entitled "3D gene knockout tissue models using adult human stem cells" at the Universty of York's Annual Graduate Symposium. She won the K M Stott prize in the Cancer/Cell Biology category.


9th May - Welcome to new BTR member Sam Hollings

We welcome Sam to the lab as a new DTC PhD student, Sam will be working in the BTR in addition to at Leeds Dental Institute and in the Physics department of York. The title of Paul's PhD is "Effect of Strontium Incorporation on the Gene Expression of MSCs on Glass-Ceramic Scaffolds". Welcome Sam! 


1st May - Welcome to new BTR member Paul Souter

We welcome Paul to the lab as a new PhD student funded by Smith and Nephew. The title of Paul's PhD is "Molecular and cellular mechanisms of antimicrobials on osteoblasts and osteoclasts". Welcome Paul!


30th April - 1st May - RSC Carbohydrate Meeting, Bath, UK

Katie Wilson attended the RSC Carbohydrate Meeting in Bath to give her presentation after winning the Buchanan award at the RSC Young Carbohydrate Symposium. By winning the award, Katie was invited to give her presentation at this meeting which included a conference grant.


15th April - BTR in the news!

The research of the BTR was featured in the Northern Echo and the Yorkshire Post as a result of a successful grant application with Arthritis Research UK for a postdoctoral researcher.


3rd April - Congratulations Katie Wilson for winning the Buchanan award at the RSC Young Carbohydrate Symposium!

Katie Wilson presented her work on "The glycans in osteogenesis" and won the Buchanan award for her presentation. The winner of this award is invited to give their presentation at the RSC Carbohydrate Meeting in Bath later in the month. Congratulations Katie!


1st April - Welcome to new BTR member James Fox

We welcome James to the lab as a new postdoctoral researcher funded by Arthritis Research UK. The title of James' research is "Understanding the interactions between stem cells and their environment, both in the normal niche and in osteoarthritis". Welcome James!


17th March - SET for Britain, Westminster, UK

SET for Britain is a chance for early-stage and early-career research scientists to discuss their research with MPs at Westminster. Amanda Barnes was selected and presented a poster on: Collagen and poly(NIPAM) hydrogels: an injectable solution to repair the knee 
Amanda: "SET for Britain" has given me the opportunity to showcase my multi-disciplinary research to Members of Parliament, and communicate the importance of regenerative medicine research in improving the health and quality of life for individuals worldwide.”

19th February - BTR Publication

Alice Carstairs and Paul Genever co-authored a review for Current Opinion in Pharmacology entitled "Stem cell treatment in musculoskeletal disease". The paper will be included in the June 2014 edition of this journal.

2013


12-13th September 2013 - 7th UK MSC Meeting

19th December 2013 - 15th Annual White Rose Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (BiTEG) Meeting

Held at Leeds University, BTR member Julia Marshall presented her work on: 3D co-culture of MSCs and endothelial cells - a self-organising endochondral ossification model.


12-13th September 2013 - 7th UK MSC Meeting

Held at Aston University, Paul Genever was a key note speaker. BTR member Julia Marshall presented her work on - 3D Co-Culture of MSC and Endothelial
Cells “A Self-Organising” Endochondral Ossification Model. Amanda Barnes and Charlotte Knight both gave poster presentations.


Charlotte Knight wins second best poster presentation at 7th UK MSC Meeting!

Charlotte Knight won second best poster presentation at this years UK MSC Meeting at Aston University, Charlotte and Dr Sally James collaborated on a project entitled:

Functional Segregation of Immunomodulatory and Differentiation-Competent Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Subpopulations 


Charlotte Knight wins best oral poster presentation at BRS/BORS 2013!

Charlotte Knight won best oral poster presentation at this years BRS/BORS meeting in Oxford, Charlotte and Dr Sally James collaborated on a project entitled:

Functional Segregation of Immunomodulatory and Differentiation-Competent Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Subpopulations


4th-5th September 2013 - Bone Research Society/British Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (BRS/BORS) 2013

Held at Oxford University, BTR members Charlotte Knight and Katie Wilson gave oral poster presenations and poster presetations.


23rd-25th July 2013 - Tissue & Cell Engineering Society (TCES) 2013

Held at Cardiff University, BTR members Julia Marshall, Dmitrjis Limonovs and Amanda Barnes all gave oral presentations. Click here for photos.


12th July 2013 - Joint DTC Conference (4th Annual Conference)

Held at the University of Sheffield, BTR members Julia Marshall and Amanda Barnes gave oral presentations, Dmitrjis Limonovs and Lauren Yarrow gave poster presentations.


Congraulations Amanda Barnes!

BTR member Amanda Barnes has just attained a prestigious E-TERM landscape fellowship. The engineering - tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fellowship aims to use collaborations to advance the field of medical research.


12th-15th June 2013 - ISSCR (11th Annual Meeting)

This international conference was held in Boston, MA, USA was attended by Shinya Yamanaka! BTR member Becky Mason gave a poster presentation.

 

2011


6th October 2011- Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre launched.

York is one of four institutions to make up the centre to treat osteoarthritis with stem cells. For more information click here.

19th-21st July 2011 - Tissue & Cell Engineering Society (TCES) 2011 conference

To be held this year at the University of Leeds, UK.

BTR member Niki Gosling gave a talk.


The 2011 BCRT Patients' & Supporters' Conference

The Bone Cancer Research Trust will hold the conference on Saturday 2nd July at the Chancellors Hotel and conference centre, Manchester. Work will be presented to patients and their family members, who have gone through a battle with either osteosarcoma or Ewing's sarcoma.

BTR member Farinaz Asfari presented her poster ' Using Adult Stem Cells to Treat Cancer?'


1st July 2011 - 5th UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell Meeting

To be held this year at Aston University, Birmingham.

BTR members David Cook, Niki Gosling and Becky Mason presented posters, as well as a talk by Becky Mason.


Congratulations to Becky Mason

Becky Mason, 1st year PhD won a departmental poster prize in a first year assessment. Well done Becky!


30th March - 1st April 2011 - UKSCN 2011 annual meeting

This year held at the University of York.

BTR members David Cook, Becky Mason, Fatima Saleh and Fiona Warrander presented posters. A talk was given by Paul Genever. See photos here.  

2010


14th April 2010 - 4th UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell Meeting

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Mesenchymal stem cell biology is an exciting and rapidly evolving field, yet somewhat under-represented in terms of meetings. This one-day academic meeting wilil be held this year at The Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds, UK. This meeting first held in 2006, allows scientists working in this area to present their research and have an opportunity to network and exchange ideas. 


BTR replacing knockout mice in genetic research

 

BTR Group in partnership with the Dr Hadwen Trust, Kings College London and Manchester University have developed human tissue models to replace knockout mice in research into the genetic components of human disease.

 

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See Dr Hadwen Trust press release: Silencing human genes in vitro - charity pioneers research to replace knockout mice

 

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New Scientist article - 25 July 2007: Tissue scaffolds can replace knockout mice.

 

 


January 2006 - 'Bone from Blood' Research Project Launch

 

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January 2006 saw the beginning of a European Funded project to reveal the potential of cord blood mesenchymal stem cells to be transformed into bone structures. BTR is the project co-ordinator, along with 8 other partners across Europe in this 3 year project which has attracted 2.5M Euros in funding. Read the University of York Press Release and the BBC News coverage and find out more at the project website: http://www.bonefromblood.org

 

 


 

 



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