Skoltech presents the scientific conference Towards Therapies of the Future

26–28 May 2014
HyperCube, Skolkovo Innovation Centre

The Skoltech Research Centres

for Stem Cell Research and for Biomedical Technologies and RNA Therapeutics

in cooperation with the MIT

present the scientific conference

Towards Therapies of the Future

Conference speakers include:

  • Phillip Sharp (USA) – Nobel Prize 1993 (shared with Richard Roberts) for the discovery of a split (exon-intron) structure
  • Shinya Yamanaka (Japan) – Nobel Prize 2012 (shared with Sir John Gurdon) for creating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) 
  • Anton Berns (Netherlands) – Director, Skoltech Centre for Stem Cell Research
  • Victor Kotelianski – Director, Skoltech Research Centre for Biomedical Technologies and RNA Therapeutics

The programme includes reports, master classes, poster sessions, and the presentation of the Skoltech biomedical research centres

Centre for Stem Cell Research

The Centre was established in collaboration with University Medical Centre Groningen, Netherlands; the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russia; Hubrecht Institute (Netherlands) and Whitehead Institute (MIT, USA).

Research Centre for Biomedical Technologies and RNA Therapeutics 

Infectious and oncological diseases continue to be one of the major problems of modern humanity. Each year, hundreds of millions of people around the world become infected with tuberculosis, influenza, viral hepatitis, and suffer from cancer. The Skoltech Centre for Biomedical Technologies is being established in order to combat these problems using cutting-edge scientific methods. The Centre was established in collaboration with Moscow State University (MSU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Skoltech’s Centres for Research, Education and Innovation (CREIs) are international projects providing for a combination of the research, education and innovation components. The first such centres were the biomedical ones established in 2013 – the Centre for Stem Cell Research and the Research Centre for Biomedical Technologies and RNA Therapeutics. By 2020, Skoltech will have established 15 such Centres. Other areas include IT, space, energy and nuclear technologies. The world’s best universities and researchers are being invited to cooperate with the Centres. The scientific environment emerging around these Centres attracts talented professionals from all over the world.  

Download a Programm of the Conference: Programm 26-28 May 2014 

Registration:

Online registration of participants for the Conference and the poster session: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1516613 

More Information: 

http://web.mit.edu/sktech/download/pdf/skoltech-biomed-2014.pdf

http://web.mit.edu/sktech/

The closing date for applications to participate in the poster session is 1 May 2014.

 

Contact Details:

For the media

Svetlana Maslova,
Press Service of Skoltech

Tel.: +7 (495) 280 14 81 ext.32-62
Mob.: +7 915 431 03 18

For participants and business partners: 

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