Ian Chambers

Ian Chambers portrait

Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Ian Chambers is a Professor of Pluripotent Stem Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Regenerative Medicine. He is also a Principal Investigator in the Framework Seven project EuroSyStem.

Dr Chambers' research focuses on pluripotent embryonic stem (ES) cells. His lab’s goal is to define the molecules and mechanisms that direct ES cell self-renewal and differentiation, with a principal focus on self-renewal.

Dr. Chambers worked with the “EuroSyStem” Framework 7 project Communications Officer to optimize 3 lessons for communicating stem cell biology to secondary school pupils. These thoroughly tested, easy-to-use resources are freely available allowing scientists/teachers across Europe to engage teenage pupils directly and effectively. The modularity of these school lessons enables rapid updating to reflect new advances.

Dr. Chambers' EuroStemCell Resources:

Discover Stem Cells

Stem Cell Treatments and Ethics: Discussion Lesson

CSI: Cell Science Investigators