TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Royan International Twin Congress has awarded 10 Iranian and foreign researchers for their outstanding works in the fields of reproductive biomedicine and stem cells biology and technology.

The two joint events organized by Royan Research Institute include the 18th Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine and 13th Congress on Stem Cell Biology and Technology which kicked off at Milad Tower in Tehran on August 30 and will wrap up on September 1.

Winning works have been selected based on certain criteria and through evaluation of 167 Iranian and foreign juries.

This year’s edition of the event named five Iranian and five foreign researchers as the winners of Royan Award, whom accepted the award during a ceremony held on Thursday.

Thomas Braun from Germany for his research on compaction of chromatin seals quiescence of muscle stem cells, Riccardo Fodde from the Netherlands for his research titled ‘diet, inflammation, and stem cells: trading off regenerative response with cancer risk’, David Greening from Australia for his research entitled ‘exosomes: a new paradigm in embryo-maternal cross-talk for successful implantation’, Kaei Nasu from Japan for his research called ‘roles of aberrantly expressed microRNAs in endometriosis’, and Khaleque Khan from Japan for his research on ‘Mmolecular detection of intrauterine microbial colonization in women with endometriosis’.

The Iranian winners of Royan Award include Mahnaz Ashrafi for her research titled ‘assisted reproductive outcomes in women with different polycystic ovary syndrome phenotypes: the predictive value of anti-Müllerian hormone’; Mahdi Sheikh for his research focusing on granulocyte colony stimulating factor in repeated IVF failure, a randomized trial; Hossein Ghanbarian for his research examining Press Shia Agency-directed programming of embryonic stem cell; Fereshteh Esfandiari for her research entitled ‘in vitro generation of meiosis-competent germ cells from embryonic stem cells by engineering the delivery of BMP4’, and Kambiz Gilany for his research called ‘untargeted metabolomic profiling of seminal plasma in Non-obstructive azoospermia men: a non-invasive detection of spermatogenesis’.

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