NCRM NICHE 2018 will be held in Tokyo, Japan on 21st, 22nd & 23rd October 2018 . The Fujio Cup Quiz (FCQ) Registration has been closed. NCRM NICHE thanks all the participants for the overwhelming response. For details click here

SUNDAY, 21 October 2018

Day 1: Active and Passive Learning Events

Prof. James E. Till
has kindly consented to grace the Fujio Cup Award Ceremony with his message

0820 - 0845

NCRM NICHE 2018 Registration

0846 - 0900

Welcome and Introductory remarks

0901 - 1045

Fujio Cup Quiz (FCQ) Pre-final round

1046 - 1115

TEA/COFFEE and Networking

1116 - 1215

Plenary Lecture - I

Prof. Dr. Jun Hirabayashi
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Biotechnology Research Institute for Drug Discovery (BRD), Japan
Title: An insight into pluripotency and cellular aging through Glycan analysis - Plenary Lecture I

1216 - 1320


1321 - 1530

Finals of the Fujio Cup Quiz (FCQ)

1531 - 1600

TEA/COFFEE and Networking

1601 - 1700

Journal of Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine (JSRM) Oration 2018
Jointly sponsored by German Society for Stem Cell Research (GSZ)

Prof. Dr. G. Ian Gallicano
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Title: Germ-line stem cells in myocardial regeneration: Secretion of cardiogenic paracrine effectors may be the future

Based on the Article "Re-Defining Stem Cell-Cardiomyocyte Interactions: Focusing on the Paracrine Effector Approach"; published in JSRM 2018 Vol. 14, Iss. 1 - Chosen as the "Article of the year 2018" by the Editorial Board of JSRM

1701 - 1745

XIII NCRM NICHE Commemoration & Honoring of Fujio Cup Elites

1830 - 2030

Fujio Cup Quiz (FCQ) Award Ceremony (Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel)

MONDAY, 22 October 2018

Day 2: Active Learning Delegates - Exclusive Program

0800 - 1115

Visit to Premier Institutes in Tokyo, Japan in groups

1200 - 1300

LUNCH at Shibaura Institute, Toyosu Campus, Tokyo, Japan

1301 - 1430

Oral Presentations by Japanese Scholars from multi-disciplinary fields working on Healthcare Applications

1431 - 1450


1451 - 1550

Presentations by select FCQ Elites on thought provoking answers written for FCQ Prelims II

1551 - 1700

Just Beyond Medicine (JBM) I Oration
Sponsored by JBM Inc., Japan

Dr. Takeyoshi Shimoji
Consultant Neurosurgeon & President- Okinawa Pref. Nanbu Medical Center and Children's Medical Center; Consultant Neurosurgeon, Amekudai Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
Title: Shimoji's Cranioplasty Yielding Life-quality Improvements in MIld Trigonocephaly (SCYLIMIT)

1701 - 1815

Interaction among delegates for preparation of the report on Institute visit to be presented the next day

1830 - 2000

Networking and sharing feedback from the participants over Dinner at the Cafeteria of the Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Toyosu, Japan

TUESDAY, 23 October 2018

Day 3: Active Learning Delegates - Exclusive Program

0830 - 1200

Reporting of Institute visit and Interaction with Faculty of Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT)