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UTokyo, NYSCF to hold stem cell summit in New York

Leading scientists from Japan, US to speak at meeting

University of Tokyo

A meeting bringing together leading scientists in stem cell research will be held in New York on Sept. 8, with the aim of enhancing the field globally.

The Tokyo - New York Stem Cell Summit, organized by the University of Tokyo and the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), is a one-day meeting designed for those with an interest in translational medicine. The summit will highlight research and advances in the field of stem cells and engineering innovations that could improve the translational research process.

Scheduled speakers at the meeting will include leading scientists from Japan and the U.S. discussing the latest research in their laboratories.

The event is co-hosted by the UTokyo New York Office, Inc.

The Tokyo - New York Stem Cell Summit
Date: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The NYSCF Research Institute
619 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019


Teruo Fujii, PhD
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Yoshinori Murakami, MD, PhD
The Institute of Medical Science,The University of Tokyo

Susan L. Solomon, JD
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute

Keynote speakers, talks*:

iPS technology and its future therapeutic potential
Hiromitsu Nakauchi, MD, PhD
The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo

Using stem cells to understand and treat motor neuron disease
Kevin Eggan, PhD
Harvard University

Featured speakers, talks*:

iPSC technologies for modeling progressive multiple sclerosis and developing novel treatments
Valentina Fossati, PhD

Modeling the hematological malignancies
Toshio Kitamura, MD, PhD

iPSC disease models of Parkinson's disease
Scott Noggle, PhD

Automating stem cell research
Daniel Paull, PhD

Cell fibers for cell therapies
Shoji Takeuchi, PhD

*Details subject to change


Link: The Tokyo - New York Stem Cell Summit

The New York Cell Stem Foundation
Tel: 212-365-7425

About the University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo is Japan's leading university and one of the world's top research universities. The vast research output of some 6,000 researchers is published in the world's top journals across the arts and sciences. Our vibrant student body of around 15,000 undergraduate and 15,000 graduate students includes over 2,000 international students. Find out more at or follow us on Twitter at @UTokyo_News_en.

About the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute is an independent organization accelerating cures and better treatments for patients through stem cell research. The NYSCF global community includes over 140 researchers at leading institutions worldwide, including the NYSCF - Druckenmiller Fellows, the NYSCF - Robertson Investigators, the NYSCF - Robertson Stem Cell Prize Recipients, and NYSCF Research Institute scientists and engineers. The NYSCF Research Institute is an acknowledged world leader in stem cell research and in developing pioneering stem cell technologies, including the NYSCF Global Stem Cell ArrayTM and in manufacturing stem cells for scientists around the globe. NYSCF focuses on translational research in a model designed to overcome the barriers that slow discovery and replace silos with collaboration. For more information, visit

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