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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!!

Fellowship success

We are delighted to announce that TCES’ 2019 Robert Brown Awardee, Jenny Ashworth has won a University of Nottingham Anne McLaren Research Fellowship. The goal of the Robert Brown Award is to recognise promise and foster the development of the next generation of tissue and cell engineering scientists. In support of this aim all awardees are offered mentorship to help set career goals, get honest and constructive feedback and build confidence. Jenny saw the Robert Brown award as being instrumental in helping her achieve this next stage of her career. 

“I am hugely grateful to TCES for their support in helping me obtain an Anne McLaren fellowship from the University of Nottingham. In this fellowship, I will be working on biomaterial models of fibrosis, creating tissue-realistic in vitro models that can be tailored to match different disease states. By recreating the different collagen architectures found within each tissue, I plan to develop more patient-relevant environments for drug discovery. I would like to thank TCES for their support through the Robert Brown award, which was a huge help to me in demonstrating my research independence, and would also like to thank Dr Jon Dawson for his mentorship and advice through the fellowship application process.”

Technical University of Vienna PhD opportunities

Doctoral College MatureTissue – Looking for applicants

Please see the links (, for an FWF-funded Doctoral College MatureTissue, where we are currently looking for applications.

Thank you and Kind Regards,


Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Philipp J. Thurner
Professor of Biomechanics

Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics
TU Wien
Gumpendorfer Str. 7
A-1060 Vienna, Austria

phone: +43 (0)1 58801 31723
fax: +43 (0)1 58801 – 317 99

Face to face TCES 2022!!! – June 14th – 15th 2022. Abstracts now accepted

TCES will be holding an in-person meeting this hear at the University of Birmingham on June 14th and 15th. We hope you all can join us to present your research!

Information about the conference can be found on the dedicated site. Please note that the abstract submission deadline is 29th April.

The conference this year is being organised by the University of Birmingham and Prof Alicia El Haj is chair of the organising committee.

There will be an exciting programme of invited speakers. The CDT joint conference will be run in parallel with the TCEs this year alongside some workshops in mechano-TE and an Anglo-Irish networking session.

Do put the dates in the diary and we hope to see you in June !

Royce Biomedical Materials Showcase: Biofabrication and 3D Printing 30 Nov 21

Royce Biomedical Materials Showcase: Biofabrication and 3D Printing

Tuesday 30 November

The Royce Institute is hosting a free online event designed to support researchers to learn more about Royce national facilities in Biofabrication and 3D Printing, as well as to find out more about opportunities for access and collaboration. Further details can be found at the link below.

Sign up for this event on Eventbrite by clicking here.