The Habib lab manuscript on "Wnt-modified materials mediate asymmetric stem cell division to direct human osteogenic tissue formation for bone repair"  was published in Nature Materials

To read the manuscript please click  here

The bandage technology for bone repair, described in the manuscript, was featured in 107 News articles including The Independent


Our research using Effective Potential to describe how stem cells organise their environment and selectively reucruit self-renewal promoting Wnt ligands was published in Physical Review X

To read the manuscript please click  here


A collaborative work between The Chen lab (Johns Hopkins University) et al and the Habib lab  on "Differential Histone Distribution Patterns in Induced Asymmetrically Dividing Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells"  was published in Cell Reports

and a detailed STAR Protocols

To read the manuscript please click  here

To read the STAR Protocol please click here


The Habib lab manuscript on "Specialized  Cytonemes Induce Self-Organization of Stem Cells"  was published in PNAS

To read the manuscript please click  here


Shukry J Habib has been awarded London Advanced Therapies to develop novel approaches for bone repair


Shukry J Habib is one of the judges of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2019

For more information about the prize please click here


Shukry J Habib was appointed an associate editor of the Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine 

For more information about the Journal please click here


Pint of Science: Growing 3D Tissues Outside the Body

93 Feet East 150 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL


During our life time the tissues of our body get damaged.  Exercise, eating well and reduced stress among other factors are important for leading a healthy life style. When we are healthy, many of our tissues have the unique capacity to repair and regenerate. Sometimes, our tissues cannot repair themselves any more because of genetic factors, aging or severe injuries. What can we do to fix it? Join Dr Shukry Habib to explore the pioneering methods in engineering human tissues in the lab to repair damaged organs. For more information click here .


 International Scientific Meeting: Mechanisms Of Asymmetric Cell Division

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Paula Alexandre and Shukry Habib would like to express their gratitude to the Royal Society for funding and co-organising this meeting. We also would like to thank all the speakers and the participants for their contributions to the success of the meeting. We hope you enjoyed it and gained new insights into the mechanisms of asymmetric cell division.  We look forward to seeing you in the next meeting.


Scientific programme 2016-2017 and ACD meeting
ACD meeting programme
Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall
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Yukiko Yamashita, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
Xin Chen, Johns Hopkins University, USA
 Paula Alexandre, University College London, UK
Sarah Woolner, University of Manchester, UK
Richard J. Poole, University College London, UK
Lucia Poggi, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Peter Thorpe, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Véronique Marthiens, Institut Curie
Jens Januschke, University of Dundee, UK
Raffaele Dello Ioio, University of Rome _Sapienza_, Italy
coffee break
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Dinner 2


 Immobilized WNT Proteins Act as A Stem Cell Niche for Tissue Engineering


Our manuscript was accepted and published online in Stem Cell Reports and featured in RegMedNet

  • One-step aldehyde-based chemistry to covalently immobilize hydrophobic WNT proteins

  • Long-term storage and continued activation of WNT signaling over days

  • WNT platform can enrich and maintain adult/embryonic stem cells in 2D cultures

  • Basal WNT can direct 3D multicellularity for engineering tissues


 International Scientific Meeting: Mechanisms Of Asymmetric Cell Division


Theo Murphy scientific meeting 14-15 November, 2016, Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire. Organised by Dr Shukry Habib and Dr Paula Alexandre, this is a residential meeting which allows for increased networking and discussion. It is free to attend, but participants will need to cover their accommodation and catering costs. Registration information will be available in the coming weeks. Please visit the Royal Society website for the latest information. 


From Asymmetric Stem Cell Division to Tissue Engineering


As part of the Spotlight on KCL's Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, RegMedNet Community Manager Alexandra Thompson speaks to Dr Shukry Habib. To read the interview, please click here.


Science Museum - Lates


"The Next Big Thing - in collaboration with the Royal Society" 


The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. Lates have a different theme each month. On Wednesday 24th June, Dr Shukry Habib (Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King's College London) will be presenting... 


Asymmetry in Art, Nature and Stem Cells  

Have you ever considered the similarities between art and science? Did you know that irregularity shapes our lives? Join Dr Habib  as he uses stunning imagery to explore the beauty of being different. Places limited to 50 visitors. 


Location: The Launchpad Briefing Room

Times: 7:30 - 8:00pm, 8:15 - 8:45pm and 9:00 - 9:30pm.


For more details, please visit the Science Museum website. 

Please be aware that Lates is incredibly popular, which means you may have to queue before a timed event. Please arrive early to ensure you have the best possible chance of getting in.

© 2016 by Shukry Habib.

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