Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee: Europe


The European Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee (EU LRA) of the ISCT serves the membership and others working in cellular therapy by providing information regarding European regulations, standards and guidance documents, and presenting the regulatory concerns of the membership back to the regulatory agencies.

Projects & Objectives

  • ISCT Annual Meeting: The EU LRA is actively involved in the organization of the ISCT Annual Meeting. The EU LRA topic interests are included in the the Quality and Operations Track. This committee also participates in the review of abstract submissions.
  • ISCT Global Regulatory Perspectives (GRP) Workshop: The EU LRA is actively involved in the development of the annual GRP Pre-Conference Workshop that runs in conjunction with the annual meeting.
  • Educational Webinars: The EU LRA is involved in the planning of online webinar seminars.
  • EU LRA Watchdog: The committee develops frequent watchdog notifications of relevant EMA/EU Commission and related regulatory news updates to the membership. These watchdog announcements are featured in the Telegraft.

The Committee

Headshot of Christopher BraveryChair

Christopher Bravery, PhD
Consulting on Advanced Biologicals Ltd.
London, United Kingdom


Hind Al Belushi, PhD, MRES, BSc
Royal Hospital SCTU

Alejandro Barquero, MPharm, MSc
Leitat Medical
Barcelona, Spain
ESP Leadership Development Program

Björn Carlsson, PhD
NDA Group

Natividad Cuende, MD, MPH, PhD
Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies
Sevilla, Spain

Rosaria Giordano, MD
Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
Milan, Italy

Sharon Longhurst, PhD
Head of CMC, Immunicum AB
Stockholm, Sweden

Christiane Niederlaender, PhD

Paula Salmikangas, PhD
NDA Advisory Services
Klaukkala, Finland

Miri Sani, MSc

Lilian Walther Jallow, PhD
Clintec, Karolinska Institutet
Huddinge, Sweden