Three collaborative projects involving the Department of Haematology have receive funding from the MRC-AMED Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative. A total of eight joint awards were made by the Medical Research Agency and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) to projects focussing on regenerative medicine involving groups based in the UK and Japan.
Professor Bertie Göttgens has won a joint award with Dr David Kent from the University of York and Professor Satoshi Yamazaki and Dr Yosuke Tanaka from the University of Tokyo for the project ‘Human blood stem cell expansion: Empowering new technology for stem cell medicine’.
Dr Simon Mendez-Ferrer and Dr Elisa Laurenti have won a joint award with Professor Hitoshi Takizawa from Kumamoto University and Professor Toshio Suda from Keio University for their project studying bone marrow regeneration following blood stem cell transplantation.
Dr Cédric Ghevaert has won a joint award with Professor Koji Eto from Kyoto University for their project to improve the in vitro production of platelets for use in blood transfusions.