Prof. Hanry YU, Professor of Physiology (Medicine) and Mechanobiology (MBI), National University of Singapore; a distinguished leader in the field of biomedicine was invited to pay a visit to the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) and meet with our faculty members in early October 2017.
During his stay, he delivered an excellent seminar on 9 Oct 2017, entitled, “Liver Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Liver TERM)”, which was well-attended by the faculty members and students from different academic departments, including iTERM, the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS), the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ORT), the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), etc.
He pointed out that, liver was a highly regenerative organ with repeating tissue structures that presented a good model for micro-scale tissue engineering or the “bottom-up approach”. To advance the understanding of the research and development of liver TERM applications, he carefully addressed the relationship in terms of the cost-effectiveness for different kinds of approaches either in vitro or in vivo. He was also pleased to share with our members, in the past few years, subsequent and concerted efforts by his team members were mainly focused on “in vitro” drug safety, environmental toxin and pathogen testing applications, which had resulted in wider academic and industrial impacts.
We envision that, distinguished scholars from different nations or regions, will be invited to visit our University and, most importantly to share with our investigators and postgraduate students their latest research findings and experience, broadening their horizon in the field of biomedical sciences.