Workshop Details
Cryopreservation grand challenges: fundamental molecular science to applications (VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT)
06/27/2021 - 07/01/2021
Meeting Description:

The presence of water in biological systems means that cold temperatures can be fatal for organisms. But many organisms have devised ways to stave off the deleterious effects of freezing temperatures. Recognizing biological motifs that prevent ice formation, scientists have developed artificial methods to keep living organisms viable under cryogenic conditions. Although the scientists exploring ice often point to cryopreservation as an application, few have significant contact with those actively seeking methods for cryopreservation. Likewise, practitioners of cryopreservation may not be aware of ongoing research that explores the molecular interactions of water and ice with materials used for cryopreservation. This workshop aims to convene molecular scientists with cryopreservation practitioners to identify and address grand challenges facing cryopreservation research from fundamental molecular science to applications for preservation of cells, tissue, organs, and organisms.


Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Sunday through Thursday.

We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

With a workshop organizer's approval, students/post docs/lab members/retired senior scientists can register for $50 if they are not participating as a presenter. Please register at the normal rate and send an email to Sara Friedberg ( to let her know that you would like to participate at that rate. When you email her, please include the name of the workshop and the name of the workshop organizer who approved that participation rate. Thank you!

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Cryopreservation grand challenges: fundamental molecular science to applications (VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Backus , Ellen University Vienna
Chakraborty, Nilay ATCC
Gallo, Paola Università Roma Tre
Lewis, Marc The University of Texas at Austin
Martin, Rachel University of California, Irvine
Molinero, Valeria The University of Utah
Thorne, Robert E Cornell University
Volk, Gayle USDA-ARS
Wowk, Brian 21st Century Medicine, Inc.
Zaragoza, Alberto Bill to: Valeria Molinero

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