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KEY Forum: From Stem Cells to Organs

Advanced Research / Education Promotion Division, Kumamoto University
1-1-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto
860-0811, Japan
TEL: +81-96-373-5006
FAX: +81-96-373-5031
E-mail: higo-program@jimu.



Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, Kumamoto University, as well as RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences and Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, and School of Medicine, Keio University, organize joint symposium every year, and it is our turn to host in Kumamoto. With the main scope "From Stem Cells to Organs", it additionally covers broader areas of developmental biology and medicine, as we believe deeper understanding of developmental biology is crucial for application toward regenerative medicine. We invite many forefront researchers from all over the world, especially young researchers from Japan, to build global next-generation network in developmental medicine. Young scientists' active engagement is most welcome.

Date and Venue

September 4(Thu), 5(Fri), 2014
Kumamoto City Medical Association Hall
3-3-3 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan

Conference Fee

Free of charge, but those who join "Poster session & mixer", starting from 18:30 on Sept. 4th, will be asked to pay at the site.
(The exact amount will be notified later on the webpage)

Organized and Co-organized

Organized by:

-Institute of Molecular and Embryology Genetics, Kumamoto University (Joint Usage/Research Center for Developmental Medicine, Center for Organ Regeneration Research)
-Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
-Kumamoto University Research Project "Stem Cell-Based Tissue Regeneration Research and Education Unit"

Co-organized by:

-Program for Leading Graduate Schools "HIGO (Health life science: Interdisciplinary and Glocal Oriented) Program"
-CREST "Fundamental Technologies for medicine concerning the generation and regulation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells"
-International Collaborative Research Group for Life Sciences

Organizing committee member

  • Ryuichi Nishinakamura (Chair)
  • Shoen Kume
  • Mitsuyoshi Nakao
  • Akira Nakamura
  • Takumi Era
  • Hiroshi Sasaki
  • Minetaro Ogawa
  • Kenji Shimamura
  • Teru Ogura