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NUS Bioengineering kicks off 10th anniversary celebrations with well-known international congress

05 August 2011

The Bioengineering division of NUS’ Faculty of Engineering is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a series of programmes. First on the agenda is the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Asia Pacific Congress (TERMIS-AP) 2011, held from 3 to 5 August at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore.

The dynamic Congress brought together some 260 tissue engineers, biomaterials scientists, clinicians and regenerative medicine specialists from different parts of the world to discuss a wide range of topics within the fields of tissue engineering, biomaterials, stem cells, and regenerative medicine.

“It is a significant platform for the fostering of interactions among scientists, bioengineers, clinicians, and those engaged with funding, regulatory and commercial endeavours,” said Chairman of TERMIS-AP 2011 Prof James Goh, who is also Head of the NUS Bioengineering division.

The conference featured many prominent global experts in the field, including Sir Roy Calne, a pioneering transplant surgeon who performed several first transplant operations in the world; Dr Alan Colman, the first in the world to clone a sheep; as well as Dr Cao Yilin, known for his expertise in tissue engineering and its applications to repair defects.

The Bioengineering division’s anniversary celebrations will culminate on 29 October with an open house showcasing its labs and research and a book and video launch.

To read more on TERMIS-AP 2011, click here.