MIAMI, April 30, 2016–Global Stem Cells Group has announced the University of Santiago’s plans to endorse an alliance between GSCG and the university’s Biotechnology Lab to host an Asian-Pacific Symposium and other initiatives for potential stem cell protocol management for 2016 – 2020. The symposium will be held July 1-2 at the university in Santiago, Chile.
In 2015, University of Santiago officials and top Global Stem Cells Group executives began meeting to establish a working agenda and foster initiatives to promote stem cell research and development as a collaborative effort.
Professor Alejandra Moenen, Ph.D., who heads the University of Santiago’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, and a team of Ph.D.s from the university will join Global Stem Cells Group to host the Asian-Pacific Symposium. Moenen is an internationally prominent researcher whose work in biological research has been published in 50 major scientific journals worldwide.
The symposium will concentrate on regenerative medicine and stem cell applications to anti-aging and aesthetic medicine. University of Santiago faculty will lead the symposium, and qualified academic and medical groups from around the world will be invited to present their scientific papers. Among them will be Duncan Ross, Ph.D., a Global Stem Cells Group Advisory Board member who will present his abstract, “The mechanism of action of stem cells in regenerative medicine is increasingly being understood to be effected through paracrine factors. Central to the question of when and how to treat an individual disease is where and for what duration a transplanted cell will persist to generate these factors.”
A meeting to confirm the Asia-Pacific Symposium alliance was attended by Kevin Maisey, Ph.D., and Jorge LaPorte, Ph.D., both representing the Biology and Biochemistry Department of the University of Santiago. University Dean Silvia Ferrada Vergara has validated the agreement, and the endorsement will be announced at the Asia-Pacific Conference in July.
For more information, visit the Global Stem Cells Group website, email bnovas(at)stemcellsgroup(dot)com, or call +1 305 560 5337.
About Global Stem Cell Group:
Global Stem Cells Group, Inc. is the parent company of six wholly owned operating companies dedicated entirely to stem cell research, training, products and solutions. Founded in 2012, the company combines dedicated researchers, physician and patient educators and solution providers with the shared goal of meeting the growing worldwide need for leading edge stem cell treatments and solutions. With a singular focus on this exciting new area of medical research, Global Stem Cells Group and its subsidiaries are uniquely positioned to become global leaders in cellular medicine.
Global Stem Cells Group’s corporate mission is to make the promise of stem cell medicine a reality for patients around the world. With each of GSCG’s six operating companies focused on a separate research-based mission, the result is a global network of state-of-the-art stem cell treatments.
About the University of Santiago:
Celebrating the 166th anniversary of its founding in 2016, the University of Santiago is one of the oldest and most traditional institutions of higher education in Chile. Offering 66 comprehensive undergraduate programs to more than 18,000 students, the university has seven faculties representing departments of Engineering, Humanities, Science, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Biology, Medical Sciences and Technology. The university us moving toward a new era of implementing improved and advanced master’s degree and doctoral degree programs, in addition to the numerous courses and postgraduate programs already in place in a variety of academic and research disciplines.
Since Chile’s 1981 higher education reform, the University of Santiago has concentrated its activities in the metropolitan area, with a particular focus on teaching, research and extension, carried out on the 34-hectare (84 acre) campus in the City of Santiago.
The University of Santiago is known for its participation in national and international projects and the contributions of its scholars to various fields of knowledge. A singular effort has been placed on linking the work of university researchers, who have a close relationship with the socio-economic needs of the country, to improve public health conditions in the country. The University of Santiago is one of Chile’s four Universities noted for successful fundraising efforts to support research and development.
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