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Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture Conference 2017

22nd – 24th May, Manchester, UK


We have the pleasure of announcing the dates and location for the next in our annual series of conferences on Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture. Hosted by Kirkstall Ltd, the 2017 conference will be held in Manchester, UK, between May 22nd and 24th 2017.

The ACTC conference aims to create an interdisciplinary forum in which over 100 industry and academic researchers, working in cell culture can exchange knowledge, promote their activities and set up new collaborative projects.



Dr Harvey Clewell  (ScitoVation, USA)

Harvey’s work involves combining state-of-the art modeling of tissue dosimetry and cellular response with targeted in vitro studies, in order to reduce the uncertainty in estimates of the effects of environmental chemicals, personal care products, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals in humans.

Professor Mark Cronin  (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)

Mark Cronin is Professor of Predictive Toxicology in the School of Pharmacy and Chemistry at Liverpool John Moores University, England. He has research interests in the development of in silico approaches to predict the toxicity and fate of chemicals. This includes both environmental and human health endpoints.


In vitro models for animal replacement Chair: Dr Brett Cochrane (Dr Hadwen Trust, UK)

In vitro to in vivo extrapolation Chair: Dr Harvey Clewell (ScitoVation, USA)

Safety and toxicology Chair: Dr Phil Hewitt (Merck, Germany)

Tissue Engineering Chair: Professor Jamie Davies (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Bioreactors, 3D and dynamic flow Chair: Professor Sarah Cartmell (University of Manchester, UK)

Disease modelling and co-culture Chair: Dr Pascale V Guillot (University College London, UK)

Cultivating Cells under Physiological Conditions Chair: Dr Beate Rinner  (Medical University of Graz, Austria)

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We invite research from industry and academia to submit their paper abstracts for both poster and verbal presentations.

The final call for papers opened on the 1st March 2017 and closes on the 30th April 2017. To submit an abstract please fill out the form below and email it to: ACTCconference@kirkstall.dns-systems.net


ACTC 2017 will be hosted at the  4* Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa, which is perfectly located if travelling by rail (a 2 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station), by road or on foot.

The hotels eye-catching expanse dominates the skyline all the way from Piccadilly Station to the Mancunian Way, allowing for quick and easy access to and from all the major motorways.

Click here or on the button below to find out more information on the hotel and book your accommodation.


We keep registration fees to a minimum to encourage participation from academic researchers. This helps to bring together scientists from a number of disciplines, fosters new collaborations, and allows junior scientists to hear about the latest cutting-edge techniques and to present their own data.

Academic late registration: £384 (from 1st May 2017)

Academic Day Delegate: £180

Corporate late registration: £660 (from 1st May 2017)

Corporate Day Delegate: £348


VIP Networking Event

Make the most of this networking opportunity to meet ACTC delegates before the start of the conference, setting the foundations for building valuable connections for your institution or company. Join us on 21st May 2017 to enjoy an evening of gin tasting hosted by the Gin Festival Company, followed by a two course dinner at the Manchester Hotel & Spa – £60pp

Conference Dinner 

A special dinner in the Hilton Hotel, this event could be the best culinary experience of your life with the promise of spectacular views. Dinner will take place on 23rd May 2017 and the cost is £70pp.


We are pleased to invite you to sponsor and/or exhibit at our international and interdisciplinary meeting, exploring Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture (ACTC).

Sponsorship opportunities are now open and filling up fast! All our packages provide great value for money, with prices starting at only £120. Last year’s  sponsorship packages were extremely popular so we urge you to get in contact soon if you are thinking of getting involved with ACTC 2017.

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This 2 day workshops will follow on from the conference (25th and 26th May) and be hosted at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The training will combine hands on laboratory training and seminar sessions to ensure participants have all the necessary skills and knowledge to commence 3D cell culture in perfusion conditions, which can be used across a wide variety of applications. More details to follow.

Book your place now to benefit from our standard price level and save £70.

Contact Us

Address: Kirkstall, Ltd York House,
Outgang Lane, York
North Yorkshire, YO19 5UP

Phone: + 44 (0) 1709 361 241

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (UK Time)