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CiRA International Symposium in Full Swing

The 2013 CiRA International Symposium kicked off today with talks from leaders in the stem cell field, including Austin Smith, Konrad Hochedlinger, and 2012 Nobel Prize winner John Gurdon. For the full program please visit the official website. If you couldn’t make it to Kyoto this year, make sure to plan ahead for 2014~!

Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to Dr. Yamanaka!

Our Institute Director, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, now shares the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Dr. John B. Gurdon “for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent”. Congratulations Dr. Yamanaka! Read more: The Official Press Release The announcement on the CiRA Homepage In the last 3 years, the beginning of October […]

Frank Edenhofer – Visit to CiRA

Today we have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Frank Edenhofer, Group Leader of Stem Cell Engineering from the University of Bonn, Germany. Dr. Edenhofer is famous for supplying the scientific world with TAT-Cre (Peitz et al., PNAS, 2002), a membrane permeable version of the invaluable Cre recombinase. Recently, his lab published a method for diverting […]

1st International CiRA Symposium

The 1st International CiRA Symposium is being held today. Last year, this event was postponed due to the tragedy that struck Eastern Japan. We are glad to say that despite difficulties, the Japanese spirit never swayed throughout recovery. This year, researchers from all over Japan and abroad are able to convene again to discuss the […]