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Second Symposium of the Organ and Tissue Neogenesis Consortium held


On Monday, July 29, 2019, the Second Symposium of the Organ and Tissue Neogenesis Consortium, “From Regeneration to Neogenesis: The Forefront of Neogenetic Medicine”, was held at Akio Suzuki Memorial Hall in M&D Tower, Tokyo Medical and Dental University. The Organ and Tissue Neogenesis Consortium was newly established in September 2017 at the Integrated Research Institute as an international research center intended to facilitate regenerative medical research, which is one of the features of the university. In the symposium, in addition to an introduction of the consortium’s activities, Professor Emi K. Nishimura and Professor Takanori Takebe, who published their research findings in international scientific journals in April and May this year, gave lectures as representatives of the consortium, addressing the students and staff of the university, company officials, researchers affiliated with other research institutions, and others interested in neogenetic medicine. Furthermore, we received an encouraging video message welcoming the opening of the symposium from Dr. Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute), executive advisor of the Organ and Tissue Neogenesis Consortium.
As the Organ and Tissue Neogenesis Consortium will continue to work in collaboration with government, private enterprise, and research institutions to open new horizons for regenerative medicine, we hope for your continued support.

Video message from Dr. Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute) 

Professor Tomohiro Morio, director of the Organ and Tissue Neogenesis Consortium, introduced the activities of each unit of the consortium.

Professor Takanori Takebe gave a lecture, titled “Opening a Path to Next-Generation Medicine Using Mini-Organs”, about cutting-edge research using mini-organs (organoids).

Professor Emi K. Nishimura gave an interesting lecture, titled “Mysteries of Aging and Regeneration Solved Using Skin Stem Cells and Their Application”, about the mechanisms of aging and new approaches to aging control discovered through stem cell research.