PRLog - April 17, 2012 - NEEDHAM, Mass. -- Needham, MA – Cambridge Healthtech Institute announces the Stem Cells in Drug Discovery Short Course. This Short Course will be taking place Thursday, June 7, 2012 as part of the first annual Bio-IT World Asia Conference (June 6-8) at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. For more information, visit: http://www.Bio-
About the Stem Cells in Drug Discovery Short Course:
The reprogramming of adult somatic cells into an embryonic stem cell (ESC) state by various means has opened a new chapter in basic and applied life science. While this technology will create great opportunities for regenerative medicine, the more immediate impact for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is likely to be found in human disease modeling and drug testing/development. An important aspect in this regard is the ability to reliably monitor the pluripotent stem cell state, in particular with respect to human cell reprogramming using patient-specific somatic cells and high-throughput screens. We will provide a summary of the technological solutions to this problem and possible biomedical applications for ESCs and iPSCs.
Peter Dröge, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Head of Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Na Yu Chia, Ph.D., Post-doctoral research fellow, A*STAR--Neuroscience Research Partnership, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School
Yuin-Han Jonathan Loh, Ph.D., Principle Investigator & Adjunct Assistant Professor, A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, National University of Singapore
The Bio-IT World Asia 2012 Conference will bring together, life sciences, pharmaceutical, informatics and IT professionals from all over Asia and the rest of the world to one unique location. The Event provides the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and the drug development process.
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