The University of Glasgow

Centre for the
Cellular Microenvironment

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TCES / Joint CDT Conference 2024

  • 19th – 21st June 2024

    James McCune Smith Learning Hub / University of Glasgow / Glasgow / G12 8QQ

    'Through cancer’s core' by E. Ma, ​2022 image competition winner.

    ‘Through cancer’s core’ by E. Ma, ​2022 image competition winner.

    About the event

    The 2024 Tissue and Cell Engineering Society Conference will be hosted by the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment (CeMi) at the University of Glasgow by Prof Matthew Dalby and Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez with Michelle Carmichael and Aimee Soare (lifETIME Centre for Doctoral Training) and Claire Carberry (CeMi). This year the conference will again be combined with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT).

    The Joint TCES and CDT Conference will take place over three days from 19th – 21st June 2024. The event will have in person presentations from International and UK keynote speakers in the cell and tissue engineering field with themes crossing the multiple areas such as bioengineered models, mechanobiology, enabling technologies and biomaterials.

    Invited speakers

    Dr James Armstrong

    Senior Research Fellow

    Department of Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School

    University of Bristol

    Dr Amaia Cipitria

    Ikerbasque Research Associate and Group Leader

    Bioengineering in Regeneration and Cancer

    Biodonostia Health Research Institute, Spain

    Prof Julien Gautrot

    Professor in Biomaterials and Biointerfaces

    School of Engineering and Materials Science

    Queen Mary University of London

    Dr Michele Zagnoni


    Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

    University of Strathclyde


    The conference will start with a CDT session on the morning of 19th June followed by TCES themed sessions running from the afternoon on 19th June to the afternoon on 21st June 2024. During each session there will be keynote talks and presentations from early career researchers and academics across the various themes. There will also be posters and flash talks from early year students. On the evening on the 19th June there will be a social event and buffet at the University of Glasgow. The conference dinner and Scottish ceilidh will take place on the evening on 20th June at Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel.

    Full programme to be announced.


    • Bioengineered Models
    • Mechanobiology
    • Enabling Technologies
    • Biomaterials
    • CDT Session

    Event Location

    The conference will take place in the new James McCune Smith Learning Hub (JMSLH) at the University of Glasgow. Opened in April 2021, the £90.6 million building provides a state of the art learning and teaching facility with the capacity for more than 2,500 students. The Hub delivers a high-quality conference venue on campus.

    The JMSLH is located on the university’s main Gilmorehill campus in Glasgow’s West End, easily accessible from the city centre by public transport or on foot. The venue is a 5-minute walk from Hillhead subway station and accessible from bus routes along Great Western Rd, Byres Rd and University Ave. Further information and maps on how to get the University of Glasgow can be found here. Several shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues are located around the venue.


    Registration will open soon through Bookitbee and costs include the platform booking fee.

    Full Conference and Social Ticket:

    Includes a ticket to the full conference, the evening buffet on Wednesday 19th June and the conference dinner and ceilidh on Thursday 20th June.

    • Non TCES member – £290
    • TCES member – £265
    • Student – £235

    Full Conference Ticket:

    Please note, this does not include a ticket to the social events.

    • Non TCES member – £220
    • TCES member – £195
    • Student – £165

    Social Events:  

    Wednesday 19th June Evening Buffet – £20

    Thursday 20th June Evening Conference Dinner and Ceilidh – £50

    Day Ticket:

    Please note, this does not include a ticket to the social events.

    Wednesday 19th June AM – CDT Session
    • Non TCES member – £50
    • TCES member/Student – £45

    Wednesday 20th June PM – TCES Session
    • Non TCES member – £50
    • TCES member/Student – £45

    Thursday 20th June (Full Day) – TCES Session
    • Non TCES member – £100
    • TCES member/Student – £90

    Friday 21st June AM – TCES Session
    • Non TCES member – £50
    • TCES member/Student – £45

    Abstract submission

    Abstract submission will open soon through the EasyChair platform.


    There are several accommodation options located near the venue:Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel





    We have a range of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please see Joint TCES CDT Conference Sponsorship Packages for information on available packages and contact Michelle Carmichael ( if you are interested in discussing this further.

    We would like to thank our event sponsors for their support.

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