Message from Chairperson

Greetings from SCCS 2018!

It gives me great pleasure to invite and welcome you for Stem Cell and Cancer Symposium (SCCS) which will be held on 17-18th October 2018 in University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is our very first meeting amalgamating the two key research niches; Stem Cell and Cancer, hence the theme “Exploring New Horizons in Cancer and Stem Cell Research” illuminates it well. 

In the era of rapid progress in understanding stem cell and cancer biology, it is intriguing to know the molecular, cellular and systemic regulation are very similar in stem cell and cancer to a degree, but they have very
different impact on health. Hence, a dynamic interaction between researchers from both fields would enable better understanding the mechanism by which stem cell and cancer cells impact the homeostasis of cell, tissue and organs functions. Having said this, this symposium envisaged to be a tangible platform to explore the emerging field of cancer stem cell biology which is associated with tumour heterogeneity, self-renewal/tumour-initiation and drug resistance. It provides a perfect opportunity for scientific communities from clinic, academia and industry to gather for an insightful exchange of latest, innovative and cutting-edge research updates in the field of stem cell and cancer research to ensure your attendance worthwhile. 

This 2-days meeting empowers the sharing of latest research findings not only by world-renowned experts but also our young talents through oral and poster presentations, thought-provoking “Junk the Jargon: StemCer in 180 seconds!” talent showcase. As an avenue to move forward in these fields, a forum scheduled in the programme brings leading researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs together to address some of the key challenges and evolving solutions to break the barriers within and between the fields of stem cell and cancer. As we gather together in this meeting, our trade exhibitors and sponsors play an integral role in providing the latest information on cutting-edge technologies and research solutions throughout this meeting.

I look forward to welcoming and meeting all of you in person at the symposium this October inUniversity of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I wish all delegates a successful meeting and productive networking! 

Warmest regards,
Dr. Thamil Selvee Ramasamy