The Society of Low Temperature Biology

SLTB2017 at Aurora, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, 19-21st Sept 2017

Merry Christmas to all our members! As a special Christmas present to everyone, we're giving details of next year's exciting meeting SLTB2017!

The date of 19-21st September 2017 has been set, to be held at Aurora, British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge. This meeting promises to be an exciting landmark for SLTB! Please save the date and more details will follow soon!

With the international arctic expedition currently underway (website) there promises to be many stories and pictures tied to low temperature biology at the venue and this will complement the range of exciting talks we hope to have for you.


Save the dates and follow this website for more updates as we enter 2017!



SLTB Meeting 2016 Success


SLTB2016 in Dresden was a huge success. Turnout was good and a lot of new faces to be seen with posters and talks. More details to come for members who were unable to attend this year.


Attention now turns to SLTB2017 - an announcement will soon be made for the dates and venue for SLTB2017. Next year's meeting looks set to be something special, so watch this space!!



The Society will be holding its annual meeting in Dresden, capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, on the 7th of September, as a pre-workshop satellite to "Cold Applications in Life Sciences", organized by the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR).

Download the full meeting programme HERE.

SLTB delegates can register for the IIR meeting at the rate for IIR members on or before 1st September 2016.

Our meeting will be held the ILK (Institut für Luft- und Kältetechnik Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH), Dresden, and will include a session based around current challenges in the application of cryopreservation to practices and process in regenerative medicine. Effective cryotechnologies are essential in this area to meet many of the major challenges in 21st century clinical practice.

Additionally, there will be a traditional, open session embracing all aspects of low temperature biology. SLTB delegates are invited, and encouraged to join the IIR workshop that will cover ‘Cell/ Tissue Cryopreservation and Storage Challenges’ and ‘Freezing and Storage of Active Agents for in-vitro and in-vivo Applications’. More detailed programme details can be found at

Getting together in Dresden will be a great opportunity to listen, to share information and make new/renew old connections. It will also be an opportunity for you to put forward your view of the future for the Society and help direct the activities for 2017.

Get the meeting poster and programme HERE and download and complete the registration form HERE.

Please return the completed registration form to both the local organiser Prof Birgit Glasmacher ( and the SLTB Treasurer Prof John Day ( as soon as possible and no later than September 1st, 2016.

Registration is £50/€60 and a reduced fee is available for attendees of the IIR Workshop. Payment can be made in advance by BACS transfer or cheque, or in cash at the registration desk on the day.

See you there on the 7th September!

Click HERE for the registration form.