Chennai: To expose students to basic research
in stem cells and biotechnology and clinical trials, the Tamil
Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TNVASU) today
organised an international seminar on "Frontiers of Stem Cell
and Biotechnology in Human and Veterinary Medicine."
More than 300 student delegates in disciplines like medical,
veterinary, dental, biotechnology and life sciences from India
and abroad are taking part in the two-day programme, which also
aims to expose them to clinical applications of techniques of
regenerative medicine and stem cell based therapy, TNVASU Vice
Chancellor Dr P Thangaraju said at the inaugural.
He said the seminar would concentrate on stemcell research,
biotechnology, gene therapy, extra cellular matrix and
clinical approaches to various degenerative diseases through
30 lectures from eminent faculty and collaborators from
TNVASU, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine and
Virgina-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicina, US.
Claiming that regenerative medicine would "rule the world"
in health care for the next 50 years, he said research was in
progress to devise an implantable minature bio artificial
kidney using nano technology which would perform its function.