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Fujio Cup Quiz 2008
Plenary Session

Third Annual Symposium

Cell-e'bration NCRM bulletin


An eventful year of NCRM was commemorated with a series of events starting with the Fujio Cup Quiz on Stem Cells and Regenerative medicine


The inaugural address was given by Dr. Tomoki Aoyama, (Frontier Institute, Kyoto University, Japan) and Third Anniversary News Bulletin "Cell-e'-bration" (Vol:3) was released by Prof. K.R. S. Sambasiva Rao, (Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur & Editor, Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy)


Dr. Tomoki Aoyama, Frontier Institute, Kyoto University, Japan

L>R: Dr. Samuel Abhraham, Dr. Tomoki Aoyama, Prof. K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao


Prof. K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur

The Consul general upon giving away the prizes to the runners and winners of the Fujio Cup Quiz 2008, In his address lauded the achievements of the NCRM within a short span of one year as he listed out all the projects undertaken and the names of the collaborating institutes. He quoted this as one of the best examples of strategic partnership between Indian and Japanese institutes in the health sector as the joint declaration by prime minister of both the countries had mentioned the health sector as one of the major areas of importance of collaboration between India and Japan.

In the beginning the annual report was presented by Dr Abraham. The winners of the events were presented by Ms. Pavithra Shivakumar.

The event concluded with the national anthems of both Japan and India.


Winners of the Fujio Cup Quiz being awarded the Fujio Cup

Third Anniversary function was graced by the presence of His Excellency Mr.Kazuo Minagawa, the Consul General of Japan, Chennai as the Chief guest (3rd from Right), Prof. M. Ponnavaikko, (Honourable Vice Chancellor, Bharathidasan University)(1st from the right), Dr. Tomoki Aoyama, (Frontier Institute, Kyoto University, Japan)(2nd from the right) and Dato Dr. A. Krishnamoorthy (CEO, Nichi-Asia Stem Cell Inc., Malaysia) (1st from left) were the guests of honour. Dr. Samuel Abhraham, (Director, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine) (2nd from left) also seen .

Feedback on the days events was given by Dato Dr. A. Krishnamoorthy, (CEO, Nichi-Asia Stem Cell Inc., Malaysia).

*"Nichi" stands for Japan and "In" stands for India. This institute started on an Indo-Japan collaboration now has spreaded further with global alliances
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