CRYO2021 is the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, making 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. 


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!


Adam Higgins, Ph.D
Program Committee Executive Chair
President, Society for Cryobiology;
Oregon State University, USA


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

Yuksel Agca, Ph.D
University of Missouri, USA

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

John G. Baust, Ph.D
University of Alaska, USA

John M. Baust, Ph.D
CPSI Biotech, USA

James Benson, Ph.D
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Robert N. Ben, Ph.D
University of Ottawa, Canada

John Bischof, Ph.D
University of Minnesota, USA

Ido Braslavsky, Ph.D
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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

Eric Finger, Ph.D
University of Minnesota, USA

Dayong Gao, Ph.D
Immediate Past-President, Society for Cryobiology;
University of Washington, USA

Eric James, Ph.D
Sanaria Inc., USA

Steven Mullen, Ph.D
Cook Regentec, USA

Estefania Paredes, Ph.D
University of Vigo, Spain

Zhiquan “Andy” Shu, Ph.D
Washington State University, USA

Mehmet Toner, Ph.D
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

Korkut Uygun, Ph.D
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

Willem Wolkers, Ph.D
Institute of Multiphase Processes, 
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany


Nicole Evans
Executive Director
Society for Cryobiology

Amelia Hanson
Society for Cryobiology


Jason Acker
University of Alberta, Canada

Ram Devireddy
Louisiana State University, USA

Antonio Diego Molina-Garcia

Aline Schneider Teixeira
Conicet, Argentina

Erik Woods
Ossium Health, USA

Daniel Ballesteros
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK

Florent Engelmann
IRD, Benin

Steven Mullen
Cook Medical, USA

Zhiquan Shu
University of Washington Tacoma, USA

Brian Wowk
21st Century Medicine, USA

John M. Baust
CPSI Biotech, USA

Ali Eroglu
Augusta University / Medical College of Georgia, USA

Estefania Paredes
University of Vigo, Spain

Nucharin Songsasen
Smithsonian Institution, USA

Marc Yeste
University of Girona, Spain

Robert Ben
University of Ottawa, Canada

Dayong Gao
University of Washington, USA

Phil Purdy
USDA ARS NLGRP National Animal Germplasm Program, USA

Wendell Sun
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

Gang Zhao
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Ido Braslavsky
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Zhe Gao
University of Minnesota, USA

Barbara Reed
Retired, USA

Michael Taylor
SylvaticaBiotech.Inc & Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Mustafa Numan Bucak
Selçuk University, Turkey

William Holt
University of Sheffield, UK

Ramon Risco
National Accelerators Center-CSIC; University of Seville, Spain

Lindong Weng
Sana Biotechnology, USA

John Crowe
UC Davis, USA

Charles Hunt
Retired, UK

Paul Rooney
NHS Blood and Transplant, UK

Willem Wolkers
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany