On November 12th, 2023, the 8th Stem Cell Innovation Competition’s Opening Ceremony and Qualifying Round took place successfully.
Attending the event were Assoc.Prof. Trần Văn Mẫn – Head of the Science and Technology Department, VNUHCM-University of Science; MSc. Phan Kim Ngọc – Former Head of Stem Cell Research and Application Laboratory; Assoc.Prof. Phạm Văn Phúc – Director of the Stem Cell Institute; DSc. Phan Lữ Chính Nhân – Head of the contest organizing committee; DSc. Nguyễn Trường Sinh – Head of the Research and Development Center of the Stem Cell Institute; along with representatives of sponsors, teachers, parents and more than 200 enthusiastic fans.
The Stem Cell Innovation Contest, organized by the Stem Cell Institute and the Stem Cell Research and Application Laboratory, under the VNUHCM-University of Science in 2014, provides a platform for students and graduate students interested in stem cell research. The competition encourages creativity and ideas to solve problems in applied biology, medicine, and pharmacy.
The 8th Stem Cell Innovation Competition for 2023 has chosen the theme “To INFINITY and beyond!” with a total prize value of up to 150 million VND. The competition has attracted nearly 700 registrations from 49 high schools and universities nationwide.
After a stressful qualifying round, ten teams made it to the finals, which will take place on December 3rd, 2023, at the Student Cultural House in the Urban Area of Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City.