Formation of the Newcastle University cartilage ‘SuperGroup’


IGM NCLWith elements of the Musculoskeletal Research Group moving from the Institute of Cellular Medicine to the Institute of Genetic Medicine we have the opportunity to create critical mass in cartilage biology, osteoarthritis and rare skeletal diseases.

Our new grouping will comprise (in alphabetical order):-

Professor Michael Briggs

Professor John Loughlin

Dr Kasia Pirog

Dr Louise Reynard

Professor Drew Rowan

Professor David Young

Of course many of the younger research staff don’t remember the last great super group…….


10th Oswestry Cartilage Symposium

“The Quality of Cartilage Repair”

Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November 2016

The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

A Symposium on the outcome measures of healing and healed cartilage Quantification of healing is essential for progress in chondrocyte and stem cell techniques of repair and all attempts to slow the progression of arthritis. The focus of this two day symposium is on imaging and histology of cartilage in humans and on novel quantitative approaches in animal models or in vitro techniques of cartilage formation. oswestry