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The Eleventh Fujio Cup Quiz on Stem cells & Regenerative Medicine, held on the 22nd of October 2016 as one of the commemorative events of the NCRM NICHE was a big success.

Six top-scoring teams in the prelims were chosen for the final rounds. The final rounds had Five rounds; 2 regular round, 2 visual rounds and 1 Anniversary Round


The winners, the Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai team receiving the Fujio Cup and cash prize along with the certificates from theHon'b;r Consul General of Japan Mr.Seiji Baba (3rd from right) in the presence of Dr.Dedeepiya (left), Prof. Yasuo Yoshimi (4th from left),Prof. Yoshikazu Kurosawa (4th from right), Mr. Hiroshi Nakamura (2nd from right), Mr. Gunasingh Chelladurai (right)

The runners
from MVJ Medical college & Research hospital, 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 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

Eleventh Anniversary function was graced by the presence of the Honorable Consul General of Japan at Chennai Mr. Seiji Baba aas the Chief guest (4th from left) , Dr. Samuel Abraham (2nd from left), Dr. Dedeepiya Devaprasad (right), Prof. Yasuo Yoshimi, (Shibaura University, Japan)(3rd from the left), Prof. Yoshikazu Kurosawa, (Fujita Health University, Japan )(4th from the right), Mr. Hiroshi Nakamura (Director, AMED, Singapore; Parent Organization: AMED, Japan) (3rd from right), Mr. Gunasingh Chelladurai (Director, Bell Pins Private Limited, Tirunelveli) (2nd from right) and Dr. Jose Swaminathan (Principal, LICET, Chennai) (right) were the guests of honour.

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, the Bla-Bla Busters Dr. Dedeepiya Devaprasad and Dr. Saravana Ganesh for conducting the quiz.


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