Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Overseas Innovation Team on stem cells and cloning, expert panel members of the national key project on Development and Procreation, the nation's 973 Project chief scientists and other professionals of the related fields from all over the world (including Germany, Korea, Singapore, U.K., and U.S.A.) were invited to give keynote speeches and talks during the Conference.
On the second day of the Conference, a special session on "Stem Cell Research in CUHK" was held to showcase stem cell research in Hong Kong. This session was chaired by Prof. Chan Wai-Yee. During this session, Prof. Kenneth Lee, Prof. Wan Chao, and Prof. Feng Bo delivered respectively the following talks addressing different areas of stem cell and regenerative medicine:
- Programin, a small molecule, can inhibit liver fibrosis – by Prof. Kenneth Lee
- Oxygen sensing in regulation of mesenchymal stem cell self-renewal and tissue regeneration – by Prof. Wan Chao
- Nuclear receptor Esrrb and Nr5a2 promote the reprogramming of mouse fibroblasts into pluripotent stem cells – by Prof. Feng Bo
The Conference provided an effective platform for participants to exchange views and ideas on stem cell research and regenerative medicine. In addition, our participation further enhanced the overall collaboration and academic ties between our School and the GIBH, subsequent to the signing of the collaborative agreement earlier in November 2011. For more details of the Conference, please visit http://2011gzscrm.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1