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The Sixth Fujio Cup Quiz on Stem cells & Regenerative Medicine, held on the 15h of October 2011 as one of the commemorative events of the Fourth of NCRM was big success. Totally 32 teams had got registered and 25 attended the prelim rounds held between 9:00 and 10:00 Hrs.

Almost one third participation from medical, Biotech and Life-sciences institutes.

Six top-scoring teams in the prelims were chosen for the final rounds. The final rounds (13:45~15:45 Hrs)had seven rounds; 4 regular rounds,1 bla bla round and 2 visual rounds.


The winners of the Madras Medical College, Chennai team receiving the Fujio Cup and cash prize along with the certificates from the Consul General of Japan Mr. Masanori Nakano.
Prof. Gary Levy, Director, University of Toronto Transplantation Institute, Toronto, (first from the left) , Dr. Kazutoshi Haraguchi, Director, Kawamura Institute of Chemical Research, Chiba, Japan (third from the right) and Dr. Koichi Iwatsuki, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan(right)

The runners Ms. Batul Yusuf and Ms. Sandhyaa V
from Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, receiving the certificates.

Dr John Sudhakar, the quiz master

What were the subjects covered?

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, (viii) Ethics, (ix) Nanotechnology, (x) Genetics, (xi) Space Age Cell Culture & (xii) International year of chemistry *.

(*A Special Subject added this year)

Dr. Kazutoshi Haraguchi during the inauguration of the quiz, Mr. M. Vijayakumar, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Samuel Abraham, Director, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Chennai, Prof. Gary Levy, Director,University of Toronto Transplantation Institute, Toronto are seen in the picture

NCRM thanks all the participants, their faculty, head of the institutions and peer group, accompanying persons for making this event a grand success.

We thank all those who had given their feedback and we shall implement several of your suggestions in the next years quiz.

Our special thanks are due to the Quiz master, Dr John Sudhakar, for conducting the quiz.


*"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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