Published: 24-06-2015 12:51 | Updated: 07-09-2015 15:40

Nobel Prize laureate to seminar on regenerative medicine

Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka visits the Karolinska Institute and gives a lecture at a research seminar on regenerative medicine and stem cell research, which takes place June 22 at the Nobel Forum.

Shinya Yamanaka at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University, was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed into immature stem cells, which in turn can develop into any type of cell. At the seminar, Shinya Yamanaka will talk about such induced pluripotent stem cells in the past, present and future.

Stem cell research and regenerative medicine are two areas of research that have developed rapidly in recent years and bring high hopes that progress will result in new possibilities to treat a broad range of diseases.