The Society of Low Temperature Biology

Final programme for SLTB 2017 in Cambridge


The final programme for SLTB 2017 can now be downloaded [here]

Registration will be open from 08.45 on Tuesday morning in the Aurora Centre Foyer.  Where relevant, those who have yet to pay their registration can do so in cash at registration and will be provided with a receipt. The committee have agreed to accept either Euros or UK Pounds. Those of you who have been awarded an Audrey Smith Travel award will be paid in cash at the meeting.

Please also see attached choices for the dinner [here] and dessert [here]. You will be asked at registration to confirm your choice. Those who have not yet confirmed their attendance at the dinner can do so at registration. Please remember the costs of dinner have not been included in the meeting registration fee.

BAS is located on the edge of the city and may be a long walk from your accommodation. You should ask at your hotel about transport, but my advice is to use the “Park and Ride” bus service that goes from Central Cambridge bus station to a car park opposite to BAS. However, there are a range of options see

 Have a stress free and enjoyable journey and a stimulating meeting!

Register and submit abstracts for SLTB 2017

Registration is open for SLTB 2017 in Cambridge, please see the circular for the meeting, here. You can register by downloading the registration form here or the usual methods at the meeting itself.

Please note, card payments cannot be taken at the meeting itself, however if you want to pay by paypal or credit card, this facility is available online now. Please just select the delegate option you wish below and click Buy Now, where you will be taken to Paypal and given the option to either pay from a paypal account, if you have one, or enter credit card details and pay as a "Guest". Please ensure you put the names of all delegates in the details so we can register everyone individually. 

Deadline for registration is 8th September 2017.


Abstract submission deadline has been extended to 28th August 2017 so please submit your abstracts ASAP to be considered for a free talk or poster. Abstract submission forms are available here! Remember, Audrey Smith travel awards are only available to apply for if the student is presenting.

The meeting will include a drinks reception at BAS and the conference dinner (not included) will be held at La Stada Restaurant at 19.30 on the 19th September and is open to all registered attendees - please indicate whether you will be attending the dinner so numbers can be booked.

Please also note that no centralised accommodation has been booked and that individual delegates should arrange their accommodation as early as possible. If you are still looking for affordable accommodation in Cambridge, has a limited number of student rooms still available to anyone booking through their website.

We look forward to seeing you next month at SLTB 2017!

Download the registration form here, or Paypal registration can be completed here:




SLTB2017 at Aurora, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, 19-20th 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 19-20th 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.