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BNA 1 day meeting on Bioengineering and neuronal remodelling - July 5th, 2012 - Abstract deadline extended!



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University Place, Manchester


This one-day meeting will focus on advances in biomedicine aimed at repairing peripheral nerves and spinal cord.  There will be eight high profile speakers and opportunities for early-career scientists to present their work - as a poster presentation from which two will be selected for oral presentation.  The convenor of the meeting will be Professor Giorgio Terenghi (Professor of Tissue Regeneration at the University of Manchester), and full details of the event will appear on this website in the coming weeks.


09:00-09:50    Registration and refreshments

10.00-10.40    Lev Novikov - Cell therapy for spinal cord repair 

10.40-11.20    Liz Bradbury -  Targeting the glial scar to promote repair following spinal cord injury  

11.20-12.00    Matt Dalby - Nanoscale topography for stem cell growth and differentiation

12.00-12.15    Student 1 - Poster Presentation

12.15-12.30    Student 2 - Poster Presentation

12.30-14.00    Lunch break and poster session/ exhibition

14.00-14.40    Kristjan Jessen - Why do peripheral nerves regenerate?

14.40-15.20    Lars Dahlin - The nerve response to injury and limitations of surgical repair

15.20-16.00    John Haycock - Microgeometry and guidance channels for nerve regeneration

16.00-16.30    Tea break and poster session/ exhibition  

16.30-17.10    Alexandra Stolzing - Stem cell senescence and ageing

17.10-17.50    Adam Reid - Apoptosis and neuroprotection following nerve injury

17.50-19.00    Conclusion followed by wine reception


Manchester has a full and varied range of accommodation to offer.

The following hotels are a short distance from University Place and are reasonably priced. 

Please contact them directly for prices and availability by using the details provided;

 Hotel Ibis Manchester Charles Street                                    



Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Portland Street)

Tel: 0871 527 8746                                                                                                                                      


Hotel Novotel Manchester City Centre

Tel: (+44)161/2352200                                                                                                                                   


Ibis Manchester City Centre Hotel (Portland Street)

Tel: (+44)161/2340600                                                                                                                           


Registration Information

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Registration is FREE for members of the BNA.  BNA members should register via this website.  Please note that a buffet lunch can be purchased at the time of registering (the cost of the lunch is £10).

Non-members registering will have a year's full membership of the BNA included in their fee. 


Free for BNA members

£50 for students and retired non-BNA members

£80 for non-BNA members

£10 optional lunch cost.

Please have your credit / debit card to hand whilst registering for this event if there is a cost associated with your attendance.


If your organisation would like to sponsor this meeting please contact for more details.


University Place houses the largest dedicated lecture theatre in the Greater Manchester region and is located on the Oxford Road campus just 1 mile from the city centre.

Map and directions to University Place.

Getting to Manchester


The M60 outer ring road connects to all the motorways running into Manchester from north, south, east and west.

The University of Manchester's campuses are located from just 1 mile to the nearest motorway junction and there are University signposts directing you to the campuses. All of our campuses offer car parking on site although some are chargeable.


Travelling by train couldn't be easier, with most major cities across the UK offering direct train services into Manchester Piccadilly station, which is just 5 minutes walk from our Sackville Street campus and a short taxi ride to our other venues.

The journey time from London to Manchester now takes just over two hours. For details of prices and timetables of all national train connections into Manchester, visit Network Rail's website.

First TransPennine Express operates direct train services into Manchester from across the north of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow and direct services into the city centre from Manchester Airport.


Manchester International Airport has flights from over 200 destinations worldwide and the airport is located just 10 miles from the city centre with a direct train service into Piccadilly station every 20 minutes throughout the week.

The approximate cost is £5 for a single journey and the journey time is just 15 minutes. Alternatively you can get a taxi to the city centre which costs less than £20.

To get more detailed and comprehensive information about flying into Manchester, take a look at the Manchester Airport website.

Posted on 04/04/2012

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