Stem Cells(R) and International Stem Cell Symposium Present Annual Stem Cells(R) Young Investigator Award

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 General News J E 4
DURHAM, N.C. and SEOUL, Korea, April 22 AlphaMed Press,publisher of the peer-reviewed journal STEM CELLS(R), announces that theannual STEM CELLS(R) Young Investigator Award, with co-sponsorship from theInternational Stem Cell Symposium, will be presented on June 20, 2008 inSeoul, Korea. The US$10,000 award will be presented to a young scientist who,as principal author, published a paper in STEM CELLS(R) during the past yearthat was judged to be most important by the Journal's editorial board jury.The awardee will also be invited to present a paper at the 6th InternationalStem Cell Symposium with support provided by the conference organizers.

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"Our senior editors are delighted to celebrate the scientific advancesmade by a young investigator whose research has advanced our understanding ofstem cell biology, thus fostering the future of their clinical applications.We are doubly honored to make this award in partnership with the InternationalStem Cell Symposium," said Dr. Martin J. Murphy, executive editor of STEMCELLS(R). Dr. Murphy, will present a special keynote lecture at theSymposium, along with leading international stem cell scientists, includingDrs. Darwin Prockop, John Huard, Tsvee Lapidot, Eric Lagasse and ArnoldCaplan.

"The journal STEM CELLS(R) is the oldest and most respected journaldevoted to stem cell research and regenerative medicine. The InternationalStem Cell Symposium, now in its sixth year, is pleased to partner with thisworld-class journal," said Professor Il-Hoan Oh, Director of The CatholicUniversity of Korea's Cell & Gene Therapy Institute and chair of theSymposium's organizing committee.

About the International Stem Cell Symposium

The International Stem Cell Symposium has been organized annually byfaculty of The Catholic University of Korea at which the most promising basicand clinical research dealing with stem cells and their therapeuticapplications is critically discussed by cutting-edge Asia-Pacific researchers.The non-profit Symposium's mission is to foster "ethical stem cell research tohelp intractably ill patients." Attendees' registration fees are supported bythe conference organizing committee. Information: .


STEM CELLS(R) (, the international journal of celldifferentiation and proliferation, publishes original articles and concisereviews describing basic laboratory investigations of stem cells and thetranslation to patient care. The Journal covers all aspects of stem cells andregenerative medicine. Currently in its 26th year of publication, STEMCELLS(R) is the first journal devoted to this fast-paced field of research.

Its Impact Factor of 7.924 places it in the top 3% of all high-impactinternational journals.



Media: George Kendall, Phone: +1-919-680-0011 (ext. 224);

International Stem Cell Symposium:

Il-Hoan Oh, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, The Catholic University of Korea;Director, Cell & Gene Therapy Institute; 505 Banpodong, Seoul, Korea;

SOURCE AlphaMed Press


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