STDF awards LE 10 M grant to Zewail City of Science and Technology

Dr. Nagwa El-Badri, the Chair of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Science and technology, successfully secured a grant of LE10 million from STDF (the Science and Technology Development Fund) to establish a Center of Excellence for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine at Zewail City.. The center will provide state of the art equipment and facilities to train students and young scientist in the field of stem cell research. The award also provides for a cord blood and tissue bank facility to be established at collaborating institute, Assiut University.

The research team of the Center, headed by Dr. El-Badri will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to study the biology and function of adult stem cells. The studies will aim to treat intractable diseases such as diabetes, reproductive cancers, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease.

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