Navigation Links
Singaporean Student to Present Stem Cell Research Paper at Conferences in US, UK

Most young Singaporean students who will be traveling next week and during July will be vacationing, relaxing and sightseeing.

But not 18-year old Nicholas Tan Xue-Wei, who will soon depart for the U.S. to attend and present a research paper at The 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'07), June 25 to 28, in Las Vegas.

Before returning home to Singapore, Nicholas will continue to represent the Bioinformatics Institute, one of the 14 research institutes of Singapores A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), by presenting his research paper at the World Congress on Engineering 2007 (WCE 2007), July 2 to 4 in London.

At WCE 2007, Nicholas will be giving a presentation that was nominated for Best Paper Awards competition.

At specified times during each conference program, Nicholas will speak about his research paper, titled, Towards A Serum-Free Medium: Growth Receptors And Signaling Pathways That Regulate Multipotency In Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells."

He will describe the results of a preliminary screening of human growth factors and molecular pathways that would allow a type of stem cell commonly isolated from bone marrow to be grown in the laboratory under conditions that are safe for clinical trials. When grown under safer conditions, these cells (Mesenchymal Stem Cells) will have many therapeutic implications.

When conference attendees attend his presentation and read the data that it presents it will be Nicholas, not the Bioinformatics Institute (BII) scientists, who will be answering the questions.

Being nominated for the Best Paper Award at the World Congress on Engineering 2007, in competition with established researchers and Ph.D. students, is a rare and commendable achievement for an 18-year-old and a good testimonial of the work Nicholas carried out at BII, said his mentor, Dr. Vivek T anavde, a research scientist at BII.

Nicholas came to BII last October during a one-month research attachment, a result of his selection as one of the 100 recipients of the 2006 A*STAR Junior College Science Award.

Despite a hectic training schedule with Singapore's National Swimming Squad and rigorous coursework at the Raffles Junior College, he excelled at using computer software to analyze data from the laboratory of biologists to come up with predictions of biological events. The predictions made in this research study will be useful for the development of serum-free culture media, which is a safer and a better alternative to current methods.

Commenting on Nicholas success, BII research scientist Dr. Tanavde said "Nicholas was an enthusiastic student who worked with me for a month. Unlike most other students, after finishing his project, Nicholas diligently collated his findings to communicate the results to two international conferences. I wish Nicholas all the best in his scientific endeavour."


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Death Of Singaporean Woman After Mysterious Illness
2. Singaporeans Rated as the Fastest Walkers in the World
3. Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students
4. Pharma Companies May Influence The Decisions Of Medical Students
5. Students Involved In Bullying And Victims Were Equally Stressed
6. Bacterial Photographs Created By Student Scientists!
7. A Comparative Study On Dietary Habits In Middle School Students And Increase In Weight
8. Students wants to extent Tution waiver in Ontario
9. Disadvantaged Students May Not Go In For College Education
10. Students Die after a Fatal Crash
11. Students Seek Help From Prisoners for Kidnapped Childs Release
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Compliancy Group LLC is pleased to offer ... the country. The Guard was specifically designed to handle each element required for ... updates, and compliance coaching. , In addition to meeting the compliance needs of ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Emergency rooms provide emergency care to stabilize ... can leave patients with dental emergencies at risk of losing a tooth or their ... care. , Common dental emergencies include:, , Avulsed or ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Dr. ... office is now offering a variety of comprehensive procedures for facial enhancement. The ... facial volume restoration, lip enhancement and nasal reshaping. , As a result, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Ongoing news of the ravages of ... (ALCA) to conduct a survey that takes a closer look at cases of TBI ... prevalence and causes of TBI among the aging population, and identifies the challenges associated ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 ... ... employee benefits advisory organization, welcomes S.S. Nesbitt as the latest addition to its ... and has seven other locations throughout the Southeast, from Orlando to Huntsville and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016  LexisNexis® Risk ... technology, today announced the launch of LexisNexis ... solution that helps improve and optimize the quality ... of performance using severity-adjusted scores. By measuring provider ... critical solution to deliver better outcomes, improve the ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Calif. , Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... a synergistic confluence of various technologies that ... propositions, previously unavailable. These opportunities create a ... convergence, in turn, drives the development of ... scenario is characterized by technology convergences, which ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 2016 Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE ... for sickle cell disease and heart failure, today announced ... units at a price to the public of $0.275 ... the Company,s common stock and one warrant to purchase ... exercise price of $0.42 per share. The warrants are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: