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UKSB event on ‘Managing your mental health during your PhD’

The United Kingdom Society for Biomaterials Early Career Forum and the European Society for Biomaterials Young Scientist forum are happy to announce our first webinar event on ‘Managing Your Mental Health During Your PhD’ with Dr Zoë Ayres. August 2nd 12-1pm British summer time. For all PhD students and PDRAs working in the field of Biomaterials and Tissue engineering. Use the QR code or the google form link below to register.

Summer School opportunity: Next generation of bio-responsive materials, 11th – 15th September, Trento

The 1st Summer School “Next generation of bio-responsive materials in TERM”, organized within the framework of the SHIFT (SHaping Innovative products For sustainable Tissue engineering strategies) program (Horizon2020-MSCA-RISE) will be held in Trento, 11th – 15th September 2023.

Industrial and academic speakers will illustrate recent findings on biopolymers, sustainability, green chemistry, innovative thinking, process optimization and discuss how these could innovate Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine applications. Early researchers, PhD students and master students with a background in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology or medicine are welcome to attend the school. 

Please scan the QR code in the flyer and see the programme for more information.

Invitation to Submit Research Highlights for Upcoming TCES newsletters

TCES is always on the lookout for new research developments that can benefit our members. To this end, we are inviting you to submit news, a research highlight, such as a short summary of a recently published paper, and/or a short piece highlighting a member of your team (senior PhD student or postdoc). This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work, share your ideas with fellow members, and help promote the advancement of your team members as well as tissue engineering research.

Submission guidelines:

  • Your submission must be clearly related to tissue engineering research.
  • Your submission should not exceed 400 words.
  • It can include one figure or photo.

The deadline for submission is 6th July 2023, and selected submissions will be featured on future TCES newsletters and social media channels (if applicable). Please note that all submissions will be reviewed by the TCES Committee, and we reserve the right to make minor edits for clarity and brevity.

If you wish to submit an article and/or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Mahetab Amer ( We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity.

TERMIS EU 2023 – Manchester Central Convention Centre – 28th – 31st March 2023

This year’s TERMIS EU Chapter meeting will be held in Manchester on the 28th – 31st March this year. The local organising committee is being led by TCES president Prof Sarah Cartmell and TCES committee member Dr Stephen Richardson.

There will be no standalone TCES meeting in 2023, but TCES is hosting four sessions during TERMIS EU 2023, showcasing the very best research from TCES members.

This exciting 4 day meeting is the perfect opportunity to share your research with an international audience, as well as engage with over 250 colleagues from across the UK who are already registered for the meeting.

Registration is still open and you can find all the details here:

TCES Net workshop: Cultured Meat

Vanessa Benjamin and her team would like to welcome you to their TCES workshop to be held in February. Please see below for details, and register here:

Applying cell and tissue engineering to the scalable production of cultured meats

Description: A Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) sponsored meeting providing networking opportunities for early career researchers and others to liaise with industry stakeholders working in the growing cultured meat space. This action-oriented meeting is designed to bring together an interdisciplinary group of academics and industry to develop collaborative initiatives around BBSRC’s call around novel food production systems.

15th February 2023

The Workshop in The Catalyst
3 Helix Science Square

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG

Registration is FREE. Kindly register here

  Session I – General Introduction to cell-cultured meats  
09:30 – 10:00Welcome: tea/refreshments
10:00 – 10:10Welcome, Introduction to the day Che Connon, Professor of Tissue Engineering, Newcastle University
10:10 – 10:25Tissue and cell engineering and its potential for food production Dr. Ricardo Gouveia, co-Founder & CSO, 3D Bio-Tissues Ltd.
10:25 – 10:40A regional overview of potential cell-cultured meat stakeholders Che Connon, Professor of Tissue Engineering, Newcastle University
10:40 – 11:00Coffee/Tea break, Networking
  Session II – Working session  
11:00 – 11:15First meeting synopsis and details on BBSRC’s call Vanessa Benjamin, PhD student, Newcastle University
11:15 – 12:00Guided small group activity – Part I Defining industry challenges & skills present
12:00 – 13:00Lunch/Networking
13:00 – 13:45Guided small group activity – Part II Aligning work packages identified from previous session with detailed discussions of project ideas, identification of project objectives, assignment of tasks and timelines to submission.
13:45 – 14:00Feedback from small groups and next steps

TERMIS-EU – abstract deadline 16th November

Abstract Submission Now OPEN!
Submission Deadline: 16th November 2022

It is our great pleasure to announce that abstract submissions are now being accepted for the TERMIS EU 2023 meeting, which will be held in Manchester, UK from the 28th to 31st March 2023.   Submit here:

TERMIS EU 2023 will revolve around the topic “Broadening the Targets and Applications for Regenerative Medicine”. It will reflect state-of-the-art international science including the latest breakthroughs across a broad range of topics, including biomaterials, biofabrication and bioprinting, 3D culture systems, tissue development, organoids, disease models, organ-on-a-chip, gene therapies and biologics, cell biology including stem cells, mechanobiology, advanced imaging, computational models, clinical and commercial translation and many more.    Ensure you submit by the deadline to avoid missing out on the opportunity to attend this exciting meeting.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 16th November 2022   Browse Our Abstract Topics We have put together an extensive list of abstract topics for TERMIS EU 2023, covering many different aspects of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Take the time to look through and choose the one that best fits your specific area of research.

PhD studentship opportunity at University of Bristol

Understanding cellular interactions in a 3D bioprinted model of the glomerulus

For more information see here:

Supervisory team:
Main supervisor: Dr James Armstrong (University of Bristol)
Second supervisor: Prof Gavin Welsh (University of Bristol)
Dr Liliang Ouyang (Tsinghua University, China), Dr Julia Sero (University of Bath)

Congratulations to TCES 2022 prizewinners!!

June’s annual TCES conference in Birmingham brought together the community from around the UK and beyond. Alicia El Haj and her team were the perfect hosts for a successful conference of brilliant scientific talks and a full and fun-packed social programme at Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

Special congratulations to our prize winners (pictured below), including Melissa Rayner from UCL, who was awarded this year’s Robert Brown Early Stage Investigator Award.

We look forward to the next time!!