Personal Data

Jill Davies


Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

Professional Data:



  • BSc Applied Chemistry, PGCE Integrated Science, MSc Cryobiology by research, AATB CBTS, TPM on-line Tissue banking certificate

Professional Experience

  • After university I worked for cardiothoracic surgeons Mr Donald Ross & Sir Magdi Yacoub at the National Heart Hospital in London. I then opened the heart valve bank at the Oxford University Hospital in Oxford, England in 1990. The Oxford bank supplies cardiovascular tissue, corneas for transplant and research and brains & spinal cords for research. It is now also an Oxford Research Centre Bio bank.

Scientific Associations

  • Executive member of the BATB, member of AATB, SLTB, Society for Cryobiology.