Professor Ludovic Vallier
Address InfoStem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge
Ludovic Vallier is Professor of Regenerative Medicine affiliated to the Department of Surgery Cambridge University, manager of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells core facility, lead of the NIHR Cambridge BRC theme “Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine” and deputy director of the Wellcome and MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. His group based at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre takes advantage of human pluripotent stem cells and primary organoids to generate cells with a clinical interest for disease modelling and cell-based therapy. More precisely, they investigate the molecular mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions during human development and exploit the resulting knowledge to produce liver cells including hepatocytes and cholangiocytes. The resulting cells are currently used to study metabolic disorders and to develop regenerative medicine applications against liver diseases.