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The Seventh Fujio Cup Quiz on Stem cells & Regenerative Medicine, held on the 13th of October 2012 as one of the commemorative events of the Fourth of NCRM was big success. Totally 59 teams had got registered and 56 attended the prelim rounds held between 10:00 and 11:00 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 (13:20~15:10 Hrs)had seven rounds; 3 regular rounds,2 bla bla round and 1 visual rounds.


The winners of the Chengalpattu Government Medical College, Chengalpattu team receiving the Fujio Cup and cash prize along with the certificates from the Consul General of Japan Mr. Masanori Nakano.
Prof. Masaru Iwasaki, Professor, Dept. of Clinical Research, Yamanashi University, Japan , (second from the left)

The runners Ms. Nandinee Giri and Ms. N.Sunontha
from Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, 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 pre-clinical 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) Immune-cell therapy for Cancer (A Special Subject added this year)

Prof. Masaru Iwasaki, Professor, Dept. of Clinical Research, Yamanashi University, Japan (centre) during the inauguration of the Fujio Cup Quiz, Dr. Dedeepiya , Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Samuel Abraham, Director, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Chennai, Dr. Shripad Banavali, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Mr. M. Vijayakumar, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine, 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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