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 and remit was most recently updated in January 2018 (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

  • Diversity:

    • 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

  • Inclusivity:

    • Promoting equal access to meetings to all stakeholders and countries

    • Assuring that every country has a voice.

ISCBI Executive Board
Glyn Stacey

Institute of Zoology, Chinese academy of Scicences, P.R.China

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Rosario Isasi

University of Miami, USA

Jenny Nelder

J.N. Admin & Events

ISCBI Administrator & Events Organiser

ISCBI Steering Group
Mathilde Girard

I-Stem/Yposkesi, Paris, France

Eihachiro Kawase

Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan

Jeremy Crook

Australian Institute of Innovative Materials (AIIM), University of Wollongong, Australia.

Jung-Hyun Kim

KNIH, Osong, Korea

Julia Neubauer

Fraunhofer-IBMT/EBiSC, Sarbrukken, Germany

Steve Oh

Bioprocessing Technology Institute

20 Biopolis Way, #06-01 Centros,


Minal Patel

Wellcome Trust/Sanger Institute, HipSci, Cambridge, UK

Martin Pera

Jackson Laboratories/ISCI, Barharbor, USA

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Stephen Sullivan


Michael Peitz

Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology


University Hospital of Bonn


Patricia Pranke

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Fanyi Zeng

Institute of Zoology-Chinese Academy of Sciences/Jiaotong University-Shanghai, China

Qi Zhou

Institute of Zoology-Chinese Academy of Sciences/Jiaotong University-Shanghai, 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.

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