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A CONFERENCE is being held in Sheffield in a bid to bring together the world’s leading scientists working on the application of embryonic stem cell biology to regenerative medicine.

Scientists in Sheffield University’s centre for stem cell biology were the first in the UK to work on embryonic stem cells, back in 1999.

And they continue to train scientists from around the world in techniques which they hope will transform regenerative medicine.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, university vice-chancellor, said of this weeks three-day conference: “The outstanding work being carried out between our scientists in Sheffield and colleagues in India is truly inspiring.

“However, just as exciting is the way this work relates to the interface between biological sciences and medicine and engineering.”