Invitation to Cover
||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.
||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
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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