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Fujio Cup Quiz 2007

Second Anniversary Symposium

Cell-e'bration NCRM bulletin


An eventful year of NCRM was commemorated with a series of events starting with the Fujio Cup Quiz on Stem Cells and Regenerative medicine


The inaugural address was given by Prof. S.P. Thyagaran, (Director,-Research, Sri Ramachandra University) and Second Anniversary News Bulletin "Cell-e'-bration" (Vol:2) was released by Prof. S. Surendran, Head, Dept. of Surgical Gatroenterology, Stanley Medical College, Chennai



Prof. S.P. Thyagaran, Director,-Research, Sri Ramachandra University

L>R: Dr. Samuel Abhraham, Prof. S. Surendran, Prof. S.P. Thyagarajan and Dr. S. Swminathan

Later, Prof. Suredran and Dr. S. Swaminathan, Dean, Sponsored Research, SASTRA University, Tanjore felicitated.


Prof. S. Surendran, Head, Dept. of Surgical Gatroenterology , Stanley Medical College, Chennai

Dr. S. Swaminathan, Dean, Sponsored Research, SASTRA University, Tanjore

The Consul general upon giving away the prizes to the runners and winners of the Fujio Cup Quiz 2007, in his address lauded the achievements of the NCRM within a short span of one year as he listed out all the projects undertaken and the names of the collaborating institutes. He quoted this as one of the best examples of strategic partnership between Indian and Japanese institutes in the health sector as the joint declaration by prime minister of both the countries had mentioned the health sector as one of the major areas of importance of collaboration between India and Japan.

In the beginning the annual report was presented by Dr Abraham. The winners of the events were presented by Ms. Grace Paul.

The event concluded with the national anthems of both Japan and India.


Winners of the Fujio Cup Quiz being awarded the Fujio Cup

Second Anniversary function was graced by the presence of His Excellency Mr.Kazuo Minagawa, the Consul General of Japan, Chennai as the Chief guest (3rd from Right) and Dr. K.M. Cherian (Chairman, Frontier Life Line, Chennai)(3rd from left) were the guests of honour. Mr. Yoshio Morosumi (Chairman, Nichi-In, Japan) (1st from Right) and Dr. Samuel Abhraham, (Director, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine) (1st from left) also seen .

Feedback on the days events was given by Dr. Rajpal, Head of the Department, Vitro Retinal Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi.

*"Nichi" stands for Japan and "In" stands for India. This institute started on an Indo-Japan collaboration now has spreaded further with global alliances
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