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Stem cells in personalised medicine
    Saturday July 14, 2012 1:15pm - 2:45pm @ Wicklow Hall 2A

    The International Cell Research Organization (ICRO-UNESCO) is promoting high level education especially in the developing word. This workshop intends to review promising human stem cell applications in medical therapy as well as in pharmacological and toxicological screenings, focusing on implications in personalised medicine.

    Human stem cells provide an important novel tool for personalized medical treatments and for generating pharmacological and toxicological test systems. In the development of new targeted therapies, as well as in critical safety issues, animal based tests are mostly unsatisfactory, whereas the use of in vitro model systems is limited by the unavailability of relevant human tissues. Human embryonic stem cell lines may fill this gap, and offer an advantage over primary cultures as well as tissue-derived (adult) stem cells.

    Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

    University of Pittsburg, USA

    University of Cambridge, UK

    Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

    Type Science Programme, The Future of Medicine & Health
    Host Organization Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Organiser Balazs Sarkadi
  • Tags SP68

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