1. Adjunct faculty "Indiacasat" Panama
Indiacasat, the Nations top most institute for research and high tech developments under the Ministry of Science and technology of Government of Republic of Panama has given an affiliation of "Adjunct faculty" to Dr Samuel JK Abraham since 15 April 2012 for two years.
The award was handed over to him by Dr jagannadha Rao, director, INDICASAT on the 10th April 2012.
2. University of Toronto Disnt visiting prof award to Dr. Samuel JK Abraham at 5th Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium 2012
The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and the Training Programme in regenerative Medicine (TPRM) consucted by University of Toronto, University of Ottawa and MacMaster University have awarded the Distinguished Visiting Professorship to Dr Samuel JK Abraham, Director, NCRM on the 5th April 2012
3. Honorary Visiting Professorship Conferment
Dr. Samuel J.K. Abraham, Director of Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) and also Faculty, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Yamanashi University, Japan was conferred a honorary visiting Professorship by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. Prof. Mayilvahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor of the University conferred the Professorship to Dr. Abraham in a meeting conducted on 21st July 2010. Dr. C. J. Vetrievel, Director, Deepam Hospital introduced the Visiting Professor to the audience. The Vice Chancellor said that his visit to the collaborating Institutes of NCRM in Japan was very impressive and therefore this conferment will help the University have association with the Japanese Institutes through NCRM to promote various research activities in the field
of Regenerative Medicine
especially Tissue Engineering, Genetics and Immunotherapy for cancer in India
4. India's FIRST PhD program in Stem Cell Research
Dr.V.Dedeepiya, Mr. S.Manjunath and Mr. S. Baskar were the three
scholars enrolled for the 2008-09 session of the PhD, which will take
four years for completion. Post-graduate students of life sciences,
biotechnology, dentistry and veterinary medicine and undergraduate
students of medicine are eligible for applying to this PhD programme.
Selection will be done as per the guidelines of the Acharya Nagarjuna
University and more details are available in the website of NCRM.
5. Stem cell research sees him
through to Japan
It was a dream come true for Mr.S.Manjunath, Research
Scholar, NCRM as he got a fellowship to work in the
laboratory of Prof. Sakaida in Yamaguchi University, Japan.
Manjunath hails from Virudhunagar and had his post-graduation in Microbiology from S.V.N.College, Madurai.
He joined NCRM in 2006 and was in-charge of the nano
material based tissue engineering project
Two years of his hard work in NCRM lab has yielded
him this honour. He has been working since 2006 on
nanomaterial based expansion of various kinds of cells
in specific lineages and also in an undifferentiated manner.
Prof. Sakaida upon seeing the earlier work, was impressed
and helped him get the scholarship which has enabled him
learn the various characterization methodologies to
identify culture expanded cells apart from further studies
on undifferentiated expansion of bone marrow hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells and their molecular
characterization and immunophenotyping.
The Consul General of Japan congratulated him on his
selection and wished NCRM establish more such collaborations to give similar opportunities to many Indian youth.
6. ISSCR award to NCRM
International Society of Stem Cell
Research Annual meeting held in 2008 in
Philadelphia, USA has awarded a travel
grant to Mr. P.Murugan, Former Research Scholar
Mr.P.Murugan is a native of Okkilipatti and
had his post-graduation in Biotechnology
from Mahendra Arts & Science College,
Kalipatti, Tiruchengode, Namakkal Dist.,
His work was on long term culture
expansion of human saphenous vein
endothelial cells using nano-polymers.