Mar. 26, 2018
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Second Research Xchange Forum at Sartorius

Trens and Challenges in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy

  • Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, Dr. Stefan Hell, Opens the Second Research Xchange Forum at Sartorius. Photo: Sartorius.Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, Dr. Stefan Hell, Opens the Second Research Xchange Forum at Sartorius. Photo: Sartorius.

How to win a Nobel Prize: Dr. Stefan W. Hell gave an inspirational speech on this subject today at the opening of the second Research Xchange Forums hosted by Sartorius. A professor and scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany, he addressed an audience of more than 140 guests at Sartorius College in Göttingen, describing the path he took that led him to winning a Nobel Prize in 2014 – and what the secrets of such success are.

This year’s two-day Forum at Sartorius has been focusing on the interdisciplinary exchange between science and industry on the topics of regenerative medicine and cell therapy.

At this expert conference that will continue on Wednesday, a U.S. $40,000 Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy was awarded for the first time. Microbiologist Kole Roybal of the University of California at San Francisco won first prize for his development of a new class of T-cell immunotherapies that help the immune system to better identify cancer cells. As a result, precision cell therapies can be initiated to combat cancer. The three finalists, Shruti Naik of Rockefeller University of New York, Fotios Sampaziotis of the University of Cambridge, UK, and Will Mclean, formerly at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA, also presented their research results.

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