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iPSC Symposium & Workshop: Future of Personalised Regenerative Medicine
Date: 
01 Jul 2019 to 04 Jul 2019
Time: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Taylor's University Lakeside Campus & UKM Medical Centre
Organized by: 
Tissue Engineering Center, UKM Medical Centre, University Malaya, Taylor's University, Cryocord and Centre for Stem Cell Research, UTAR.

Induced Pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) has emerged as one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving fields of modern biology both from the standpoint of basic developmental biology and its immense potential in regenerative medicine applications. This meeting will cover a number of state-of-the-art areas as well as emerging challenges that confront us before we realize its full potential.

We will cover such questions as:

· How are iPSC different from other stem cells?

· What are the thumb rules for self-renewal and pluripotency?

· How difficult or easy is it to carry out xeno-free/integration-free/foot-print free reprogramming of somatic cells into iPSCs and apply them in regenerative medicine?

· How can we achieve directed differentiation of iPSCs into functional and mature phenotypes?

· How safe and effective are iPSCs for regenerative medicine applications?

· How will genome editing advance disease correction use the stem cell-based in vitro model systems?

An atmosphere conducive to constructive discussion and free exchange of information is the primary goal of this meeting. 

Hence, on the first day (July 1, 2019) a symposium will be held at the Taylor’s University, Malaysia.

Confirmed speakers include:-

(1) Dr Mahendra Rao, Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, India

(2) Dr Jonathan Yuin Han, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR, Singapore

(3) Dr Chia-Ning Shen, Genomic Research Centre, Academia Simica, Taipei, Taiwan

(4) Dr Leong Pooi Pooi, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

(5) Dr Tan Jun Jie, Universiti Sains Malaysia

(6) Dr Rajarshi Pal, Eyestem Research, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, NCBS-TIFR Campus, Bangalore, India

This will be followed by iPSCs workshop which will be held for three days (July 2-4, 2019) at the Tissue Engineering Centre, National University of Malaysia (UKM). The faculty for this workshop will be researchers from India and Malaysia (Limited to 20 pax).