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ESGCT was founded in January 1992 as the European Working Group on Human Gene Transfer and Therapy (EWGT). The Society was renamed the European Society of Gene Therapy (ESGT) in 1998. In 2007, the Society's name was changed again to ESGCT to reflect that the fields of gene and cell therapy can not be separated from one another. In 2017 ESGCT celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Annual Congress in Berlin.


The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy has as its objective the promotion of science and research. We achieve this in part through scientific and educational activities, in particular through measures aimed at the promotion and the exchange of information and ideas with regard to gene therapy, cell therapy, genetic vaccination, the encouragement of research fields and clinical applications. 


30 years of ESGCT

In 2022, ESGCT organised its 29th Congress in Edinburgh, in collaboration with BSGCT. Watch our slideshow celebrating 30 years of ESGCT and of gene & cell therapy in Europe. The people in our society make it so worthwhile and we would love to add even more faces to this slideshow for our next anniversary!

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