The ISCBI membership includes more than 200 stem cell scientists and other experts from stem cell banks, stem cell societies, academia, industry and regulatory bodies, from 23 countries. It is managed by the ISCBI Executive Board.
ISCBI has a Steering Group which advises the ISCBI Executive Board and drives the organisation of annual meetings and workshops. The international Steering Group is comprised of leading experts in stem cell banking and its membership was most recently updated in November 2020 (see below).
The ISCBI is an open community and welcomes new-comers interested in establishing and developing stem cell resources for local, national and international use.
The guiding principles for the development of ISCBI have been
To bring together stem cell biobanks supporting diverse applications
To engage diverse expertise and knowledge: stem cell biobanks, leading stem cell research groups, scientific societies, regulators, industry, funders and policy groups
Promoting equal access to meetings to all stakeholders and countries
Assuring that every country has a voice.
ISCBI Executive Board
Institute of Zoology, Chinese academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
ISCBI Steering Group
I-Stem/Yposkesi, Paris, France
KNIH, Osong, Korea
Fraunhofer-IBMT/EBiSC, Sarbrukken, Germany
Wellcome Trust/Sanger Institute, HipSci, Cambridge, UK
Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology
LIFE & BRAIN Center
University Hospital of Bonn
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Terms of Reference:
The Advisory Board works to promote best practice and high quality training opportunities in the use of pluripotent stem cell lines.