The closing ceremony of Royan 11th international research award was held on September 16, 2010, in Royan institute, praising the winners in Reproductive Biomedicine and Stem Cell Biology and Technology as followed:
Mutations in NR5A1 Associated with Ovarian Insufficiency
Anu Bashamboo, PhD
Propagation of Human Spermatogonial Stem Cells In Vitro
Hooman Sadri-Ardekani, MD
New insights into the mechanisms underlying Chlamydia trachomatis infection induced female infertility
Louis Chukwuemeka Ajonuma, PhD
New era in sperm selection for ICSI procedure
Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani, PhD
Human Neural Stem Cells Ameliorate Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis in Non-human Primates
Stefano Pluchino, MD, PhD
Scientists from more than 40 countries participated the eleventh award which was held alongside the 11th congress on reproductive biomedicine and 6th congress on stem cell biology and technology.
This year also the first Kazemi Prize was presented in memorial of Dr. Saeid Kazemi Ashtiani, the late founder of Royan institute, to Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch from MIT who is one of the most innovative and creative scientists in the field of developmental biology, gene regulation, stem cell biology and stem cell-mediated therapies.
Prof. Jaenisch is the founder of human stem cell facility at the whitehead institute and was the first scientist in the world who produced the first transgenic mouse. During the past forty years, he has coauthored more than 400 research papers and has received numerous prizes and other forms of recognition. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003, and received the Peter Gruber Foundation Award in Genetics, the Robert Koch Prize for Excellence in Scientific Achievement, the Charles Rodolphe Brupracher Foundation Cancer Award, the Max Delbrück Medal for Molecular Medicine, and the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Achievements of Prominent Immigrants.