The Society for Low Temperature Biology (SLTB) was founded in 1964, it became a Registered Charity in 2003 (Charity Commission for England & Wales No. 1099747) with the purpose of promoting research into the effects of low temperatures on all types of organisms and their constituent cells, tissues and organs. Such studies have applications in diverse scientific fields, from biology and medicine to engineering , conservation and environmental science.
The interests of its members are diverse, however, all share a common interest in understanding relationships between low temperatures and biological systems. The objectives of the SLTB are outlined in the Strategic Plan as follows:
- To advance the education of the public in the science of low temperature biology.
- To advance the science of low temperature biology.
- To promote research into the science of low temperature biology and;
- disseminate the useful results to the public.
Interests range from natural mechanisms of cold tolerance, the cryopreservation of cells and tissues for medical, agricultural and conservation purposes, low temperature microscopy, through to the physics and physical chemistry of water and ice; and heat and mass transfer in all types of biological systems.
Who we are
The SLTB has a membership of around 100 cryobiologists, researchers and scientists from plant, animal, algae, lichen, human and environmental fields.
We have a committee made up of 7 members and a 3 person advisory board. The charity has 3 trustees.
- President/Chair of the Society:
Professor Dr. Glyn N Stacey
Director, International Stem Cell Banking Initiative and SSCBio Ltd
- Membership/Communications Secretaries:
Professor Christiani A. Amorim
Professor, chercheuse qualifiée FNRS
Université catholique de Louvain
Pôle de Recherche en Gynécologie
Avenue Mounier, 52 Bte. B1.52.02
Dr. Ariadna Corral
Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA)
Universidad de Sevilla-Junta de Andalucía-CSIC
C/ Thomas Alva Edison 7
- General Secretary:
Dr. Isobel Massie
Post-doctoral Training Fellow
The Francis Crick Institute,
Stem Cell and Cancer Biology Laboratory,
1A Midland Road, London
Professor Dr.-Ing. Birgit Glasmacher
Institute for Multiphase Processes
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Dr. Alasdair Kay
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of York
Department of Biology
York YO10 5DD
- Committee Member:
Professor Tiantian Zhang
Deputy Dean Research
- Advisory committee:
Dr. Milos Faltus
Plant Physiology and Cryobiology
Crop Research Institute
Praha - Ruzyne, Czech Republic
161 06 Prague 6
Dr. Lothar Lauterboeck
Environmental Influences on Health & Disease
2301 E 60th Street N
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Dr. Denys Pogozhykh
Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Hannover Medical School
Our Trustees are Hugh Pritchard, Prof. David Rawson and Lyndsey Withers.