June 30, 2017
On June 24, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), Kobe, Japan. Dr. Masayo Takahashi, Project Leader, Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration, whose work led the world first clinical trial to use induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in humans explained developments of her recent research. After the site visits, the Prime Minister had a meeting with RIKEN President Matsumoto, Executive Directors and other CDB representatives. During the discussion, the Prime Minister hoped RIKEN would continue to lead the world in the area of regenerative medicine and drug discovery.
Japanese PM Abe, RIKEN President Matsumoto (second from right), and Dr. Takahashi (in white) at RIKEN CDB, Kobe, Japan
*Source of photo : http://www.riken.jp/pr/topics/2017/20170624_1/
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