February 2014| ISSUE 10
Inaugural Ageing and Regenerative Medicine Symposium

On 17 and 18 February 2014, LKCMedicine’s Novena campus played host to approximately 50 researchers and doctors attending the inaugural Ageing and Regenerative Medicine Symposium. Jointly organised by the British High Commission and LKCMedicine, the Symposium was chaired by Professor of Developmental Biology Philip Ingham FRS, LKCMedicine’s Vice-Dean, Research who is concurrently Toh Kian Chui Distinguished Professor. Ms Judith Slater, Deputy High Commissioner and Director of Trade and Investment, British High Commission Singapore gave welcome remarks.

From left to right: Ms Judith Slater giving her welcome remarks; A question from the floor

The Symposium featured an illustrious list of speakers, namely Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, Director of University of Edinburgh’s Medical Research Council Centre for Regenerative Medicine and
Multiple Sclerosis Research Centre and Co- Director of the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic; Professor David Rubensztein, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Professor of Molecular
Neurogenetics at University of Cambridge, and Deputy Director of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research; Professor Nadia Rosenthal, Chair in Cardiovascular Science at Imperial College London and
director of a research laboratory in the new Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine; and Professor Paul Martin, Professor of Cell Biology at University of Bristol’s Biochemistry and Physiology Departments.

Speakers and participants exchanged ideas

Vibrant discussions on the field’s potential in developing technologies and techniques to regenerate tired and failed organ systems such as organ regeneration, tissue engineering, and Central Nervous
System regeneration were held over the two days, with active participation by the participants which included researchers and clinicians from LKCMedicine, A*STAR, NTU, National University of Singapore and our healthcare partners.