Generation of oligodendrocytes from human embryonic stem cells: a therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair

Abstract

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Publications

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Description Clinical Training Fellowship
Amount £125,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2009 
End 09/2011
 
Description Clinical Training Fellowship
Amount £177,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2008 
End 09/2010
 
Description Clinical Training fellowship
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2008 
End 05/2012
 
Description Vallier pluripotency collab 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Centre For Stem Cell Biology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Neural specification
Collaborator Contribution Insights / exploiting pluripotent behaviour / tools relevant to neural specification
Impact Papers, ideas and beginning to take off now with joint working on reprogramming of cells from patients with inherited neurological disorders
Start Year 2006
 
Description MS Society patient groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Public lectures

Dissemination of research, improving public awareness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009
 
Description Patient Forums 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Q & A, large range of these from national AGMs with audiences > 300 to small patient groups of <15

Patient visits to lab
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
 
Description Public lecture, Edinburgh Neuroscience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 200+ audience including undergraduates.

Sparked discussion and some enquiries about research and translation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description School visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Career talk, future research challenges

Lot of enthusiastic feedback from teachers and pupils including visits
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2011