As the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, CRYO2022 makes our meeting the world’s longest-running and foremost annual meeting of cryobiology professionals. Our meeting spans the entirety of this multi-disciplinary field, covering both practical and theoretical aspects of low temperature biology and thermal medicine. 

The Society for Low Temperature Biology was originally due to host their 2022 annual meeting in October in Ukraine. The Russian invasion and ongoing war makes their celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Medicine no longer possible. 

For this reason the Society for Cryobiology and Society for Low Temperature Biology are combining forces for a joint meeting to take place during CRYO2022, July 19th – 22nd, in Dublin, Ireland. Although the reason for the joining of our meetings is tragic, we look forward to this collaboration which affords the opportunity to strengthen the bonds between our respective societies. 

About the Society for Cryobiology

Founded in Maryland in 1964, the Society for Cryobiology was the world’s first non-profit  society for low temperature biology. Today, our members are at the forefront of the world’s most exciting research. They are leading the charge to solve the problem of human organ storage for transplantation; at the forefront of human fertility and reproductive medicine; and securing the world’s food resources through long term genetic preservation of agriculturally important species and crops; and protecting and preserving the world’s endangered flora and fauna. 

Our mission is to improve scientific understanding in the field of cryobiology and to disseminate and apply this knowledge for the benefit of mankind. We achieve this mission in two primary ways. First, the Society organizes an annual scientific meeting dedicated to all aspects of low-temperature biology and thermal medicine. This international meeting offers opportunities for presentation and discussion of the most up-to-date research in cryobiology as well as reviewing specific aspects through symposia and workshops. Secondly, the Society publishes a journal, Cryobiology, which is the foremost scientific publication in this area, with approximately 120 refereed contributions published each year. 

We are world leaders in low temperature biological research. Come and join us!

About the Society for Low Temperature Biology

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: 

  1. To advance the education of the public in the science of low temperature biology.

  2. To advance the science of low temperature biology.

  3. To promote research into the science of low temperature biology and;

  4. 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.


Greg Fahy, Ph.D
President, Society for Cryobiology;
21st Century Medicine, USA

Christianni Amorim, Ph.D
Chair, Society for Low Temperature Biology;
UC Louvain, Belgium


Jason Acker, Ph.D
University of Alberta;
Canadian Blood Services, Canada

Daniel Ballesteros, Ph.D
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK

Iryna Buriak, Ph.D
Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine, Ukraine

Roland Fleck, Ph.D
King’s College London, UK

Alasdair Kay, Ph.D
University of York, UK

Catherine Heremans, PhD
ATP-Bio; University of Minnesota, USA

Estefania Paredes, Ph.D
University of Vigo, Spain

Yuri Petrenko, Ph.D
Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine, Ukraine

Rebecca Sandlin, Ph.D
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA

Glyn Stacey, Ph.D
University of Suffolk;

Michael Taylor, Ph.D
Sylvatica Biotech, USA

Shannon N. Tessier, Ph.D
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA


Nicole Evans
Executive Director
Society for Cryobiology

Amelia Hanson
Society for Cryobiology


Yuksel Agca
University of Missouri, USA

Barry Fuller
UCL Division of Surgery, UK

Antonio Diego Molina-Garcia

Xiaohui Shen
Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

John M. Baust
CPSI Biotech, USA

Charles Hunt
Retired, UK

Estefania Paredes
University of Vigo, Spain

Michael Taylor
SylvaticaBiotech.Inc & Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Ido Braslavsky
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Eric James
Sanaria Inc., USA

Phil Purdy
USDA ARS NLGRP National Animal Germplasm Program, USA

Gayle Volk
United States Department of Agriculture, 
Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), USA

Kelvin Brockbank
T3LLC and Clemson University, USA

Haenghoon Kim
Sunchon National University, Republic of Korea

Ursula Rauen
 University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Lindong Weng
Sana Biotechnology, USA

William Brower
Marquette University, USA

Lilia Kuleshova
Institute for Multiphase Processes and Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Hanover, Germany

Ramon Risco
National Accelerators Center-CSIC; Engineering School-Univ. of Seville, Spain

Erik Woods
Ossium Health, USA

Ram Devireddy

Juergen Libermann
Fertility Centers of Illinois, USA

Aline Schneider Teixeira
Conicet, Argentina

Brian Wowk
21st Century Medicine, Inc., USA

Ali Eroglu
Medical College of Georgia, USA

Teresa Mogas
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Jillian Shaw
Retired, Australia

Marc Yeste
University of Girona, Spain