Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative event on stem cells at UiO - Sep. 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Blindern Campus

Shinya Yamanaka, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will visit Oslo on September 6.

Shinya Yamanaka from Japan received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2012. He shared the prize with Sir John B. Gurdon from Great Britain.

Their work demonstrated that mature, specialised cells, such as skin cells, could be reprogrammed to become immature cells – so called stem cells – which in turn can grow into different types of cells within the body. Their findings have revolutionised the view of the development of cells and organisms

Yamanaka will give a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participate in a panel discussion about the ethical aspects of stem cell therapy. The events are open to all.

For programme and registration (deadline August 31):
http://www.uio.no/english/research/strategic-research-areas/life-science/news-and-events/events/2017/nobel-event-stem-cells.html

For more information (in Norwegian):
http://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/om/aktuelt/aktuelle-saker/2017/kan-lage-nye-celler-av-stamceller.html