Japanese physician and celebrated adult stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka will deliver the third edition of The Cell Press-TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series in Chennai on Wednesday. His Lecture is titled “New Era of Medicine with iPS Cells”.

Professor Yamanaka's scientific breakthrough was the creation of embryonic-like stem cells from adult skin cells. Professor Yamanaka serves as the Director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application and as professor at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences at Kyoto University.

He is also a senior investigator at the University of California, San Francisco -affiliated J. David Gladstone Institutes and serves as professor of Anatomy at UCSF. He was awarded the Albert Lasker Prize in 2009 and The Wolf Prize in 2011.

The lecture will be held at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Chetpet, at 6 p.m.

Keywords: iPS Cellsstem cells