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The Closing Ceremony of Royan 12th International Research Award Was Held on September 8th, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
The 12th Royan international research Award wrapped up its work on September 8th, 2011 by awarding the top five international researchers  along with three national sicentists selected from among scientists of 41 countries.

These international annual awards are given to the top researchers in the fields of Reproductive Biomedicine and Stem Cell Biology and Technology. Dr Paul Thomas from Australia won the prize of REPRODUCTIVE GENETICS for submitting the paper entitled Identification of SOX3 as an XX Male Sex Reversal Gene Inmice and Humans, Dr Hiromitsu Nakauchi from Japan received the prize of STEM CELL BIOLOGY & TECHNOLOGY for submitting the paper entitled Heterogeneity and Hierarchy within The Most Primitive Hematopoietic Stem Cell Compartment, Dr Elizabeth Stewart from USA got the prize of FEMALE INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE IMAGING for submitting the paper entitled Safely Extending Focused Ultrasound Surgery for Uterine Leiomyomas to Women Who Desire Future Pregnancies, Dr Steve Tardif from UK had the prize of EMBRYOLOGY for submitting the paper entitled Infertility with Impaired Zona Pellucida Adhesion of Spermatozoa from Mice Lacking TauCstF-64, Dr Lorenzo Piemonti from Italy gained the prize of REGENERATIVE MEDICINE for submitting the paper entitled Bone Marrow as Ideal Microenvironment for Human Islet Transplantation to Treat Type 1 Diabetes ( Identifier: NCT01345227), and Dr Heping Zhang from USA achieved the prize of EPIDEMIOLOGY & ETHICS for submitting the paper entitled Decision Trees for Identifying Predictors of Treatment Effectiveness in Clinical Trials and Its Application to Ovulation in a Study of Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Royan 12th research awards are also given to three national scientists for their outstanding researches: Dr Morteza S. Hosseini for his project entitled Developemnt of an Optimized Zona-free Method of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer in the Goat, Dr Zhaleh Zolghadri for her project entitled Relationship Between Abnormal Glucose Tolerance Test and History of Previous Recurrent Miscarriages, and Beneficial Effect of Metformin in These Patients: A Prospective Clinical Study, and Dr Batool Rashidi for her project entitled Simvastatin Effects on Androgens, Inflammatory Mediators, and Endogenous Pituitary Gonadotropins Among Patients with PCOS Undergoing IVF: Results from a Prospective Randomized Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial.

Royan second Kazemi Prize went to a German scientist, Prof. Hans Robert Schöler for his scientific achievements.

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