Human embryonic stem cell research is viewed as a critical area of study by much of the science and medical community. Experts believe that the cells may one day help cure or treat debilitating injuries and diseases, such as spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease and diabetes -- although a significant amount of research must be done first.
"Texas-U.K. Collaboration" is the fifth conference in the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy's "Stem Cells: Saving Lives or Crossing Lines" series. The event will bring together researchers from Texas and the United Kingdom to find common projects for collaboration. Speakers will discuss advancements in the fields of stem cell biology and policy with regard to policy roadblocks and policy changes in the Obama administration.
The event is organized by the Baker Institute's International Stem Cell Policy Program, which seeks to bring together scientists, ethicists, policymakers, media experts, and community and business leaders to find new ways to engage the general public in a dialogue on these vital issues. Support for this program has been generously provided by the State of Qatar and the emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, through the State of Qatar Endowment for International Stem Cell Policy. Funding for this event was also provided by Stematix, Inc.
Co-sponsors for the conference are Texas-United Kingdom Collaborative and the Science and Innovation Section of the British Consulate-General Houston.
Other Events in the "Stem Cells: Saving Lines or Crossing Lines" Series: