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The Tenth Fujio Cup Quiz on Stem cells & Regenerative Medicine, held on the 10th of October 2015 as one of the commemorative events of the NCRM NICHE was a big success. Totally 85 teams had got registered and 62 attended the prelims round held between 11:00 and 12:00 Hrs.

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

Six top-scoring teams in the prelims were chosen for the final rounds. The final rounds (15:10~17:00Hrs) had Six rounds; 1 regular round, 2 bla bla rounds, 2 visual rounds and 1 Anniversary Round


The winners, the School of Regenerative Medicine, Manipal University, Bangalore team receiving the Fujio Cup and cash prize along with the certificates from the Acting Consul General of Japan Mr. Koji Sugiyama (2nd from right) in the presence of Dr.Dedeepiya (left), Prof. D. Shantharam, Vice Chancellor, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University(3rd from right),Rev Dr Francis P Xavier, Director, LICET, Chennai (right)

The runners
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

Prof. D. Shantharam, (Vice Chancellor, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University) (left), Hob'ble Acting Consul General Mr. Koji Sugiyama (2nd from right), Rev Dr Francis P Xavier, (Director, LICET, Chennai )(centre), Dr. John Sudhakar (Quiz Master) (2nd from right), Dr. Saravana Ganesh (SRM Institute for Medical Sciences, Chennai)(right) 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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