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State Level Inter-Collegiate Quiz competition on Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine


29 Jul, Chennai; Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), Chennai, an Indo Japan joint venture institute accomplishing training, research and clinical application-protocol development in cell therapeutics with emphasis on stem cells is organizing a state level quiz competition in commemoration of NCRM`s first anniversary, to be held on Tuesday the 17th October 2006 at Chennai. The objectives of the quiz competition is to motivate the Biotech, Biology and Medical students by exposing them to potentials of this field, to evaluate and develop the skills and capabilities of the young and budding scientists and to make more collaborations and exchange between basic scientists and medical personnel.


Both undergraduate and postgraduate students of Medical, Biology and Biotechnology courses enrolled in government and private institutes within the state of Tamilnadu and Union Territory of Pondicherry are eligible to participate. The subjects covered will be basics and essentials of (i) History and development of stem cells / Regenerative Medicine, (ii) Cell biology, (iii) Molecular Biology, (iv) Stem cells preclinical and clinical applications / Cell therapeutics, (v) Immunology, (vi) Cancer biology, (vii) Developmental biology. A preliminary round of written test will be conducted to choose the best SIX teams who will face the final round in which there will be General, Rapid fire and Visual Rounds. A team of experts in stem cells will be presenting a short theme of their work in stem cells to the audience in between the rounds.


To the WINNING team will get a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- and the institute to which the winning team belongs to will be awarded with the Prestigious "Fujio Cup". The 1st Runner-Up team will get Rs. 5000.- cash prize. The Winners and 1st Runner up will be eligible for a stem cell / cell therapy related project or training for one month at NCRM in which apart from their project costs, a round trip travel between their institute and NCRM will be borne by NCRM. Finalists will get certificates distributed at the anniversary ceremony (1900-2000 Hrs) The Quiz competition will be followed by a Symposium on regenerative medicine and the anniversary function in which the Consul General of Japan at Chennai H.E Mr. Yoshiaki Kodaki will give away the prizes.


Last date for receipt of entries is 31st August 2006.

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