The first Stem Cell Research Center in Skolkovo, Russia

Folkert Kuipers, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Supervisory Board of the UMCG, signed on April 8, in Amsterdam, a cooperation agreement aimed at establishing a stem cell institute in Skolkovo, Russia. President Edward Crawley and Director Nikolai Yankovsky signed the agreement on behalf of the Russian partners, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics. The signature cerimony was an official part of President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the Netherlands to mark the start of the Netherlands-Russia bilateral year.

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(From left to right) Peter Lansdorp (ERIBA/UMCG), Gerald de Haan (ERIBA/UMCG), Edward F. Crawley (Sktech), Sergey Kiselev (Vavilov Institute),  Nikolai Yankovsky (Vavilov Institute), Mats Nordlund (Sktech), Ed Seidel (Sktech), Folkert Kuipers (UMCG) and Eugene Berezikov (ERIBA/UMCG).

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