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Martin Evans

Co-founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Celixir

Professor Sir Martin Evans is the co-founder of Celixir. In 1981, he isolated the first embryonic stem cells.

In 2007 Professor Sir Martin Evans from the School of Biosciences was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals.

Sir Martin was the first scientist to identify embryonic stem cells, which can be adapted for a wide variety of medical purposes. His discoveries are now being applied in virtually all areas of biomedicine – from basic research to the development of new therapies.

Sir Martin has been a key figure in establishing Cardiff University as a world-leading centre for biomedical research.

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Details last updated 30-Apr-2022

Martin Evans News

Update on successful dosing of first patient CLXR-001 by Celixir

GlobeNewswire - 06-Jul-2019

Ongoing clinical trials for heart patients with cellular therapy to cure damaged heart muscles