Press Conference: World Conference on Regenerative Medicine

Conference President Prof. Dr. Frank Emmrich is enthusiastic about the event. “I am very happy that this conference is bringing together so many inter-nationally esteemed scientists and exhibitory companies, as well,” he says. “The conference offers the unique possibility to intensify the interdisciplinary exchange among the experts. It also clearly shows that the location of Leipzig is a sufficient and attractive one when it comes to Regenerative Medicine.” Emmrich is the head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, as well as director of the Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Leipzig. The Conference is organized in cooperation by both of them. It is the 5th of its kind, and it is already one of the biggest in Europe.

Notable keynote speakers include Dr. Andras Nagy, from the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and Dr. Kun Zhang, from the Dpt. of Bioengineering at the University of California in San Diego. Both are dealing with the methods of reprogramming somatic cells back into pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) and their potential for therapeutic applications. Additionally, the German stem cell expert Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hescheler, from the University of Colone, will speak about the obstacles and perspectives of the therapeutic application of stem cells.

Biological Engineer Prof. Dr. Laura Niklason, from the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science in New Haven, discusses the progress and challenges of lung regeneration. Apart from human applications, veterinarian research will also be presented. In contrast to human medicine, many of the regenerative medical treatments have already successfully entered the clinical setting. Results gained from veterinary patients offer valuable preclinical information for future clinical applications in humans. Among the notable scientists, Professor Roger Smith, from the Royal Veterinary College in Hatsfield, the pioneer of stem cell therapies for equine tendon injuries, will offer his insights into this very revolutionary treatment.

For the detailed program please look at our conference homepage www.wcrm-leipzig.com.

The Organization Committee cordially invites you to the Press Conference regarding the opening of World Conference on Regenerative Medicine 2011.

Wednesday, 2. November 2011, 9:30–10:30 am
Congress Centre Leipzig (CCL), Floor 2, Room 11
Messeallee 1
04356 Leipzig

Panalists:
? Prof. Dr. Frank Emmrich, Conference President, Head of the Fraunhofer-Institute of Cell Therapy and Immunology, director of the Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Leipzig
? Prof. Dr. Walter Brehm, Head of the Veterinarian Faculty of the University of Leipzig, Member of the board of the International Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Society IVRMS
? Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hescheler, Head of Institute of Neurophysiology at the University of Colone
? Dr. Bülent Genç, Team spokesperson of the field of Regenerative Medicine of the Project Management Organisation Jülich, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Please express whether you will attend the entire conference or just the press conference by October, 26th. You can either use the attached form or write an e-mail: press@wcrm-leipzig.com or submit your response on the homepage www.wcrm-leipzig.com.

For further information please don’t hesitate to contact the organisation team for press affairs +49 341 35536-9322.

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