Cultivate: A multi-voiced forum for cellular agriculture in the UK

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Cultivate: A multi-voiced forum for cellular agriculture in the UK

Cultivate is a multi-voiced forum intended to support informed dialogue about the emergent field of cellular agriculture from UK perspective

By Amy Phillips

When and where

Date and time

Tue, 20 Jun 2023 09:15 - 16:30 BST


Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 16-18 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HN United Kingdom

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About this event

  • 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

2023 Draft Schedule


Building opens


Registration (second floor)


Welcome and Introduction: Illtud Dunsford


Panel 1: Securing Feedstocks & Hardware

  • Adam Glen (DragonBio + Unicorn)
  • Eirini Theodosiou (Aston)
  • tbc

Chair: Prof Marianne Ellis


Poster presentations: Quickfire From Submitted Abstracts (2mins each)

  • Jonathan Rand, CPI, Cultivated meat process innovation at CPI
  • Charlotte Knight, Nottingham University, 3D differentiation conditions for the production of cultivated meat from livestock stem cells.
  • Callum Wilkinson, Reading University, One issue for cultured meat is the production of cells in an organised fashion, similar to how skeletal muscle cells grow in nature
  • Ben Dages, Aston University, Scaling cultivated meat production with edible non-woven supports.
  • William Gordon-Petrovskii, UCL, Developing a scalable, food-grade, animal-free growth media for cell-cultivated meat using food-grade ingredient inputs.
  • Julia Benfield, Roslin, Less is more: using thermostable FGF to optimize workload and media usage in iPSC culture.

Chair: Neil Stephens




Presentations 1: From Submitted Abstracts (10mins talk, 5mins Q&A)

  • Ferdinando Radice, Naturbeads, Cellulose beads as microcarriers for cultured meat production.
  • Catherine Elton, Qkine, Growth factors for cellular agriculture: why we need to worry about species-specificity during media optimisation.
  • Alice Esperanza, UBath, Accessible and Efficient Myoblast Isolation from Commercial Meat Products.
  • Ana Silva-Almedia, Roslin, Making fat: Adipocyte differentiation of large animal stem cells for cultivated meat.
  • Sarah Ho, Roslin, Ovine stem cells for cultivated lamb production: characterization and potential of induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells.

Chair: tbc.


Lunch buffet in the kitchen room *


Panel 2: Standards, Safety and Regulation

  • Hannah Lester (Atova Consulting)
  • Craig (Campden BRI)
  • Mariela de Amstalden (UBirmingham)

Chair: Neil Stephens




Presentations 2: Quickfire Ecosystem Update

  • Estere Seinkmane, CAUK, Mapping the potential for UK universities to become research and teaching hubs for cellular agriculture
  • Prof Tom Macmillan, RAU: CM&F
  • Will Blacker, Kayser Space: On the road to cultured meat for astronauts.
  • Prof Marianne Ellis, University of Bath, CARMA.

Chair: Illtud Dunsford


Close and thank you, dinosaur room open for networking until 5pm.

*Locally sourced lunch will be provided. Please email with any specific dietary requirements.

About the organiser

Organised by
Amy Phillips

Department Coordinator, Department of Chemical Engineering