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The Ninth Fujio Cup Quiz on Stem cells & Regenerative Medicine, held on the 11th of October 2014 as one of the commemorative events of the Fourth of NCRM was big success. Totally 47 teams had got registered and 40 attended the prelim rounds held between 11:00 and 12:00 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 (15:20~17:00Hrs) had Six rounds; 2 regular rounds,2 bla bla round and 2 visual rounds.


The winners of the School of Regenerative Medicine, Manipal University, Bangalore team receiving the Fujio Cup and cash prize along with the certificates from the Consul General of Japan Mr. Masanori Nakano.
Dr. John Sudhakar (left), Mr. Masanori Nakano, Hon'ble Consul General of Japan, Chennai
,Dr. Gene Kurosawa, Innovations Centre for Advanced Medicine (ICAM), Fujita Health University, Nagoya, Japan(3rd from left) and Dr. D.V.R. Sai Gopal, Dept. of Virology, Sri Venkateswara University, India(centre)

The runners
from Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu, 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

Dr. Saravana Ganesh (left), Dr, HN Madhavan (2nd from left), Dr. Dedeepiya (3rd from left), Dr. Gene Kurosawa (Centre), Dr. D.V.R. Sai Gopal (4th from right), Dr. Parikumar (3rd from right), Dr. Deepa Bhartiya (2nd from right) and Dr Rajendiran 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.


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