November 2, 2005


CONTACT:
Karen Kreeger
(215) 349-5658
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Invitation to Cover

WHAT: You’re invited to a public lecture entitled, “Patient-specific human embryonic stem cells and their potential application.” This seminar is part of the Gene Therapy & Vaccines Seminar Series at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
WHO: Woo-Suk Hwang, DVM, PhD, Posco Chair Professor, Department of Theriogenology and Biotechnology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University.

In 2004, Dr. Hwang and his research team were the first to successfully derive stem cells from a cloned human embryo. His research group also made headlines when they became the only group to clone a dog, an Afghan hound named Snuppy. Dr. Hwang most recently pledged to set up an international human stem cell repository.

WHEN & WHERE:

Monday, November 7, 2005, 4:00-5:00 PM

Harrison Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania Museum
33rd & South Streets (use 33rd street entrance).

Parking available in Lot 7 at the corner of South Street and Convention Avenue or at the Penn Tower parking garage, Civic Center Boulevard at 34th Street.

There will also be a reception prior to the lecture from 3:00-4:00 PM in the Chinese Rotunda on the 3rd floor of the Penn Museum.

Editor’s Note: Dr. Hwang’s lecture is part of the Gene Therapy & Vaccines Graduate Program of Cell and Molecular Biology and the Cell and Gene Therapy Research Affinity Group of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This seminar is sponsored in part by VGX Pharmaceuticals.

 

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