Professor Dame Julia Polak (1939-2014)

Professor Dame Julia Polak, the pioneer and champion of tissue engineering, has died at age 75

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Aug 20, 2014

Professor Dame Julia Polak (Imperial College London), the pioneer and champion of tissue engineering, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday 11th August 2014.

Dame Julia served on the "Regenerative Medicine" Editorial Board since the journal's inception in 2006. Her contributions, expert advice and most importantly her robust support over the years have been invaluable to the success of the journal.

If you would like to pay your respects, her funeral will take place at 10.40 am on Friday 22nd August at Mortlake Crematorium followed by a reception in Dame Julia’s honour and memory at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Dame Julia please send it to the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust


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Chris Mason

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Professor of Regenerative Medicine Bioprocessing in the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering, University College London working on the clinical translation and commercialization of cell and gene therapies. Proud to be the Senior Editor of "Regenerative Medicine" journal. Other current activities include; Chair of the BIA Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Industry Group, Trustee of the UK Stem Cell Foundation, Founder and Director of the London Regenerative Medicine Network, and member of the UK Regenerative Medicine Experts Group.


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Regenerative Medicine over 5 years ago

The Regenerative Medicine team is saddened by the loss of Professor Dame Julia Polak. She was a great contributor to the journal and to the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine communities worldwide. It was an honour having her as one of our most invaluable Editorial board members. Our thoughts are with her colleagues, family and friends.

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Dusko ILIC over 5 years ago

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dame Julia. I will always remember her warmly and feel lucky that I had the pleasure of working with her and knowing her. What an amazing person she was and what a remarkable life she had.