Iran ranks 2nd in region in stem cell research


Tehran (ISNA) - Iran’s recent progress in the field of stem cells, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine has led to great achievements to place Iran as 2nd in the region in stem cell research.

Executive director of the 2nd International Congress on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Hamidreza Bidkhori made the remarks at the press conference.

The event took place in ACECR Khorasan Razavi central office in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.

“Iran ranks 2nd in the Region in Stem Cell Research,” Bidkhori added, “we stand first in the field of Mesenchymal stem cell among Middle East countries”.

“Iran has made major breakthrough in many scientific areas such as nano-technology, biotechnology, stem cell, genetic engineering, Aerospace and etc and it shows the importance of human resource management since we are rich in this field,” Bidkhori who is assistant Professor at ACECR-Khorasan Razavi went on to say.           

“International scientific meetings play an important role to create a collaborative environment between countries and it can lead to improving knowledge transfer between research institutions from all over the world,” executive director of the congress told the press.

Pointing to the Mashhad Stem Cells-2017 as a great opportunity in which they can show their recent advancement in this field to the world, Dr.Bidkhori said “this congress will be held from April 19-21in Mashhad, Iran with scientists from 15 countries in attendance. And Congress motto is Discover, Promote and Apply”.

According to Scientific Chair of MashhadStemCells-2017, Dr.Maryam Moghaddam Matin, they have accepted 240 abstracts which 63 of them has been accepted for oral presentation and the rest of them has appointed for poster presentation.

“We have invited well-known scientists from many countries such as Germany, Italy, USA, China and Turkey,” she added, “Till now 1114 people have registered on the site, but because we go on the registration, we are expecting to have something about 1400 participants on this conference”.

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