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Call for Early Career Researcher participants to attend a workshop on:

Regenerative medicine for 

lifelong health and wellbeing 

in Astana, Kazakhstan on 19-23 April 2015

This workshop on Regenerative medicine for lifelong health and wellbeing will focus on the interface between regenerative medicine/tissue engineering, and the biology of ageing and age-related diseases.  It will explore both how regenerative medicine approaches can be applied to the diseases and degenerations of later life, together with a consideration of the biology of aged tissue that provides the context for (and the driver of) such regenerative medicine approaches.  As such, the workshop would be of particular interest to researchers in the areas of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering that are (or may be) relevant to applications in age-related disease and degenerations, and biogerontologists researching the fundamental biology of ageing in systems that might be amenable to a regenerative medicine approach in the future, or would provide fundamental insights relevant to such approaches. 


As part of the UK Government’s Newton Fund, the British Council and JSC Science Fund are collaborating on a new five-year programme, the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme, to encourage international research collaboration between ambitious researchers from the UK and Kazakhstan.  Under this collaboration we will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Astana, Kazakhstan on 19-23 April 2015.

The workshop is being coordinated by Prof David Kipling (Cardiff University) and Prof Talgat Nurgozhin (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan), with contributions from other leading researchers:  

Prof Tim Skerry (Sheffield)
Dr Rachel Watson (Manchester)
Dr Sholpan Askarova (Nazarbayev University)
Dr Leyla Djansugurova (Institute of General Genetics and Cytology, Almaty)
Dr Yerlan Ramankulov (National Centre for Biotechnology, Astana)
Dr Asan Jumabekov (National Center for Scientific and Technological Expertise, Astana)
Prof Sergei Mikhalovsky (Nazarbayev University)
Dr Shahin Arslan (CEO of Santo, a member of the Polpharma group).

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Kazakhstan to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme. Further information on eligibility is given on the application form.

The application form, with more details on the initiative, is available either from Professor David Kipling or from the British Council  (under Related Links) .

Completed application forms should be returned to before the deadline of 5th February 2015.  


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