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Centre for Bionetworking E Ğǁ ƐůĞƩ ĞƌŽĨƚŚĞĞŶƚƌĞĨŽƌŝŽŶĞƚǁ ŽƌŬŝŶŐs ŽůƵŵĞϭ͕ /ƐƐƵĞϭ Centre for Bionetworking C208 Arts C Building University of Sussex Brighton BN1 9SJ

+44 (0)1273 873392 M.Sleeboom-Faulkner@sussex.ac.uk @bionetworking

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t ĞůĐŽŵĞƚŽƚŚĞĮ ƌƐƚďŝĂŶŶƵĂůŶĞǁ ƐůĞƩ ĞƌŽĨƚŚĞCentre for Bionetworking! , ĞƌĞLJŽƵǁ ŝůůĮ ŶĚŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶĐŽǀ ĞƌŝŶŐĂůůƚŚĞƌĞĐĞŶƚĚĞǀ ĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚƐĂŶĚĂĐͲ Ɵǀ ŝƟĞƐĂƚƚŚĞCentre for Bionetworking, including current projects and upĐŽŵŝŶŐĞǀ ĞŶƚƐ͘ ůƐŽŝŶƚŚĞŶĞǁ ƐůĞƩ Ğƌǁ ŝůůďĞŝŶƚƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶƐƚŽŵĞŵďĞƌƐŽĨ the Bionetworking in Asia teams, reports on the most important recent events and developments within the stem cell arena and highlights of the latest literature published in the area, both from and beyond the Centre for Bionetworking.

Introducing the Centre for Bionetworking

The Centre for Bionetworking is based on the synergy of the ESRC project focusing on Patient Recruitment (December 2011-November 2014) and the ERC project focusing on Stem Cell Banking (February 2012-January 2017). It addresses the lack of familiarity with the conditions in which collaboration flourishes, including regulations, knowledge infrastructure, standards of living, healthcare provision and socio-political regimes. We aim to reveal the obstacles to the planning, communication and the building of mutual trust among potential international collaborators. The Centre for Bionetworking uses a multi-disciplinary approach to research as a fertile basis for the production of innovative concepts and frames of analysis, to shed new light on these issues and possible solutions.

The Bionetworking in Asia – ESRC project is primarily concerned with ƉĂƟĞŶƚƌĞͲ cruitment strategies and ƚŚĞƌĂƉLJƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐŝŶƚŚĞĐŽŶƚĞdžƚŽĨƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĐŽůůĂďŽƌĂƟŽŶƐďĞͲ tween Western and Asian countries. This is a 3-year project that will shed light on the increasingly important role of bionetworking ŝŶƚŚĞƌĞĐƌƵŝƚŵĞŶƚŽĨƉĂƟĞŶƚƐĨŽƌƐƚĞŵĐĞůů therapies and in the exchange of biomaterials. www.therapy.centreforbionetworking.org

The Bionetworking in Asia – ERC project is concerned with the flow of stem cell ƟƐƐƵĞƐ and ĐĞůůďĂŶŬƌĞŐŝŵĞƐŝŶƚŚĞĐŽŶƚĞdžƚŽĨŝŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂůũŽŝŶƚǀ ĞŶƚƵƌĞƐďĞƚǁ ĞĞŶƚŚĞ West and Asian countries. This is a 5-year project that will shed light on the increasingly important role of bionetworking ŝŶƚŚĞĂĐƋƵŝƐŝƟŽŶŽĨƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƟƐƐƵĞƐĂŶĚŝŶƚŚĞĞdžͲ ĐŚĂŶŐĞĂŶĚĐůŝŶŝĐĂůĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶŽĨďŝŽŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐ͘ ǁ ǁ ǁ ͘ ƟƐƐƵĞ͘ ĐĞŶƚƌĞĨŽƌďŝŽŶĞƚǁ ŽƌŬŝŶŐ͘ ŽƌŐ

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Newsletter of the Centre for Bionetworking

Meet the team

Achim Rosemann

Carolyn Heitmeyer

Volume 1, Issue 1

In this feature we will be introducing the members of both Bionetworking in Asia teams, ƚĞůůŝŶŐLJŽƵĂůŝƩ ůĞŵŽƌĞĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞŝƌĞdžƉĞƌƟƐĞĂŶĚĐƵƌƌĞŶƚƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĂƐƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͘  In this first issue we will be introducing Achim Rosemann (Research Assistant) and Carolyn Heitmeyer (Post- ŽĐƚŽƌĂůZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĞƌͿ͘ &ŽƌĨƵƌƚŚĞƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽŶŵĞŵďĞƌƐŽĨďŽƚŚ teams please visit www.centreforbionetworking.org/projects Achim Rosemann is a research assistant/PhD candidate on the Bionetworking in Asia ESRC ƚĞĂŵĂŶĚŚĂƐƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJƐƵďŵŝƩ ĞĚŚŝƐƚŚĞͲ ƐŝƐĞŶƟƚůĞĚ͗ D ƵůƟƉŽůĂƌdĞĐŚŶŽƐĐŝĞŶĐĞ͗ Clinical Science CollaboraƟŽŶƐŝŶĂĐŚĂŶŐŝŶŐt ŽƌůĚ^LJƐƚĞŵ, for review. It focuses on the forging of trans-ĐŽŶƟŶĞŶƚĂůƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚƉĂƌƚŶĞƌƐŚŝƉƐĐĞŶƚƌĞĚĂƌŽƵŶĚ ĐůŝŶŝĐĂůƐƚĞŵĐĞůůĞdžƉĞƌŝŵĞŶƚĂƟŽŶƐďĞƚǁ ĞĞŶƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĞƌƐďĂƐĞĚŝŶ China, Hong Kong and the USA, in the context of the ĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽĨĂ global research economy for spinal cord injury, and other neuroĚĞŐĞŶĞƌĂƟǀ ĞĚŝƐĞĂƐĞƐ͘ This process is analyzed against the background of a wellestablished landscape of informal and frequently for-profit forms of clinical experimentaƟŽŶǁ ŝƚŚƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƐ͘ Rosemann conducted ethnographic research in China and Hong Kong ĂŵŽŶŐƐƚƐĐŝĞŶƟƐƚƐ͕ ĐůŝŶŝĐĂůƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĞƌƐ͕ ŵĞĚŝĐĂůĞŶƚƌĞƉƌĞŶĞƵƌƐ͕ ŐŽǀ ĞƌŶŵĞŶƚƌĞŐƵůĂƚŽƌƐ͕  and people with SCI, between April 2010 and April 2011. The research networks and proĐĞƐƐĞƐŚĞĂĐĐĞƐƐĞĚĂƌĞĂŶĂůLJnjĞĚŝŶƌĞůĂƟŽŶƚŽĚĞďĂƚĞƐ ŽŶ͗ ĂͿƚŚĞŐůŽďĂůŝnjĂƟŽŶŽĨƐĐŝĞŶĐĞ ŝŶĂĐŽŶƚĞdžƚŽĨŵƵůƟƉŽůĂƌŝnjĂƟŽŶ͖ ďͿƚŚĞŐůŽďĂůĚŝƐƚƌŝďƵƟŽŶŽĨĞǀ ŝĚĞŶĐĞďĂƐĞĚŵĞĚŝĐŝŶĞ ĂŶĚƌĂŶĚŽŵŝnjĞĚƉůĂĐĞďŽĐŽŶƚƌŽůůĞĚ;ZWͿĐůŝŶŝĐĂůƚƌŝĂůƐ͖ ĐͿƚŚĞƚƌĂŶƐŝƟŽŶŽĨŚŝŶĂĨƌŽŵĂ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶƚŽĂŶŝŶŶŽǀ ĂƟŽŶƐŽĐŝĞƚLJ͘ZŽƐĞŵĂŶŶ͛ ƐƚŚĞƐŝƐĞŶŐĂŐĞƐŝŶĂĚŝĂůŽŐƵĞĂŶĚĐƌŝƟĐĂů debate with postcolonial theory and postcolonial science and technology studies. A cenƚƌĂůĂŶĂůLJƟĐĂůĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƟŽŶŽĨƚŚŝƐǁ ŽƌŬŝƐƚŚĞĚĞǀ ĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽĨĂƚŚĞŽƌĞƟĐĂůĨƌĂŵĞǁ ŽƌŬĨŽƌ ƚŚĞƐƚƵĚLJŽĨƐĐŝĞŶĐĞĂŶĚƚĞĐŚŶŽůŽŐLJŝŶƚŚĞĐŽŶƚĞdžƚŽĨŐĞŽƉŽůŝƟĐĂůĂŶĚƐĐŝĞŶƟĮ ĐŵƵůƟƉŽͲ ůĂƌŝnjĂƟŽŶ͘ Carolyn Heitmeyer is a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the Bionetworking in Asia ESRC team. During the months of September through DeĐĞŵďĞƌϮϬϭϭ͕  ƌ͘ , ĞŝƚŵĞLJĞƌ͕ ŚĂƐďĞĞŶĐŽŶĚƵĐƟŶŐĮ ĞůĚǁ ŽƌŬŝŶ/ŶĚŝĂ͘  Based mainly in the city of Bangalore, one of the primary ‘bioclusters’ ŝŶ/ŶĚŝĂ͕ ƐŚĞŚĂƐďĞĞŶĐŽŶĚƵĐƟŶŐŝŶƚĞƌǀ ŝĞǁ Ɛǁ ŝƚŚĂŶƵŵďĞƌŽĨĚŝī ĞƌͲ ent actors in the field of stem cell research, experimental stem cell ƚŚĞƌĂƉLJĂŶĚďŝŽďĂŶŬŝŶŐŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƐĐŝĞŶƟƐƚƐŝŶŐŽǀ ĞƌŶŵĞŶƚŝŶƐƟƚƵƚĞƐ͕  ƌĞŐƵůĂƚŽƌƐ͕ ŵĞĚŝĐĂůƉƌĂĐƟƟŽŶĞƌƐ͕ ƉĂƟĞŶƚƐĂŶĚƉĂƟĞŶƚƐƵƉƉŽƌƚŐƌŽƵƉƐ ĂŶĚďŝŽƚĞĐŚĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞƐ͘  ƌ͘ , ĞŝƚŵĞLJĞƌƉƌŽǀ ŝĚĞƐƚŚĞĨŽůůŽǁ ŝŶŐƌĞŇĞĐƟŽŶƐŽŶŚĞƌĮ ĞůĚͲ work so far: ‘Based on these interviews, it is clear that experimental stem cell therapy ĂŶĚƐƚĞŵĐĞůůďĂŶŬŝŶŐŚĂǀ ĞďĞĐŽŵĞǀ ĞƌLJƉƌŽĮ ƚĂďůĞĂŶĚǁ ŝĚĞƐƉƌĞĂĚƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐĂŶĚƉĂͲ ƟĞŶƚƐĨƌŽŵĂĐƌŽƐƐ/ŶĚŝĂĂƐǁ ĞůůĂƐĂďƌŽĂĚŝŶǀ ĞƐƚƐŝŐŶŝĮ ĐĂŶƚĮ ŶĂŶĐŝĂůƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐŝŶƐƚĞŵ cell-based ‘cures’. Most biotech companies will not overtly admit to providing experiŵĞŶƚĂůƚŚĞƌĂƉLJĂŶĚƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚƚŚĞŵƐĞůǀ ĞƐĂƐƉƌŝŵĂƌŝůLJĐŽŶĚƵĐƟŶŐƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚŝŶƚŽĐůŝŶŝͲ ĐĂůĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ͕ ďŝŽďĂŶŬŝŶŐƐĞƌǀ ŝĐĞƐĂŶĚĐŽŶĚƵĐƟŶŐĐůŝŶŝĐĂůƚƌŝĂůƐ͘ , Žǁ Ğǀ Ğƌ͕ ĂĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐ ƚŽƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀ ĞƐŽĨƉĂƟĞŶƚŐƌŽƵƉƐ͕ ĂůŵŽƐƚĂůůŽĨƚŚĞƐĞĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞƐĂƌĞĐŚĂƌŐŝŶŐƐŝŐͲ ŶŝĮ ĐĂŶƚĨĞĞƐĨŽƌĞdžƉĞƌŝŵĞŶƚĂůƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƚŚĞƌĂƉLJ͘E ĂƟŽŶĂůƌĞŐƵůĂƟŽŶƐŐŽǀ ĞƌŶŝŶŐƐƚĞŵ ĐĞůůƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĂŶĚƚŚĞƌĂƉLJĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJĞdžŝƐƚŽŶůLJŝŶƚŚĞĨŽƌŵŽĨ͚ĚƌĂŌŐƵŝĚĞůŝŶĞƐ͛ ĂŶĚĂƌĞ primarily premised on the tenet of ‘self-ƌĞŐƵůĂƟŽŶ͛ ͛͘

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Newsletter of the Centre for Bionetworking

Volume 1, Issue 1

Centre Events Since the launch of the Bionetworking in Asia projects, the Centre for Bionetworking has organised two lectures as part of our Bionetworking in Asia Public Lecture Series. To find out more about past and upcoming lectures, please visit our website at www.centreforbionetworking.org/news-and-events.

Doug Sipp guest lecture Tuesday, 19th April 2012

The Bionetworking in Asia public lectures series was launched with a lecture by Doug Sipp ĞŶƟƚůĞĚ͚ůŝŶŝĐĂůƚƌĂŶƐůĂƟŽŶŽĨƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚŝŶƐŝĂ͗ ^ƚƌŝĚĞƐĨŽƌǁ ĂƌĚĂŶĚŵŝƐͲ steps’͘ /ŶƚŚĞůĞĐƚƵƌĞ͕ ŚĞůĚŝŶĐŽůůĂďŽƌĂƟŽŶǁ ŝƚŚƚŚĞSussex Asian Studies Lecture Series, Doug argued that ĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶ-ŽƌŝĞŶƚĞĚƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĂŶĚĐůŝŶŝĐĂůĞdžƉĞƌŝŵĞŶƚĂƟŽŶŝŶĂƐƚĂŶĚ South-ĂƐƚƐŝĂ͕ ĂƌĞƉƌŝŽƌŝƟnjĞĚŽǀ ĞƌĂƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďůĞ͕ ƌŝŐŽƌŽƵƐ͕ ƐĂĨĞ͕ ĂŶĚĞƚŚŝĐĂůĂƉƉƌŽĂĐŚ͘  , ĞƌĞǀ ŝĞǁ ĞĚƚŚĞŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĐĂůĂŶĚƐŽĐŝŽĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐĨĂĐƚŽƌƐƚŚĂƚůĞĚƚŽƚŚŝƐƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶ͕ ĂŶĚƉƌŽͲ ǀ ŝĚĞĚĂƐƵŵŵĂƌLJŽĨƉƌŽďůĞŵĂƌĞĂƐŝŶƚŚĞĐůŝŶŝĐĂůƚƌĂŶƐůĂƟŽŶŽĨƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ͕ ĂŶĚ the steps taken by various Asian countries to remedy them. Doug Sipp works at the RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology, in Kobe, Japan.

Joy Zhang guest lecture Tuesday, 2nd October 2012

The second lecture as part of the series was given by Joy Zhang͕ ĂŶĚǁ ĂƐĞŶƟƚůĞĚ‘China's Bio-Governance: Imagined ŽƐŵŽƉŽůŝƚĂŶŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐ͛ ͘ Dr Zhang drew on studies from environmental studies and the life sciences (including stem cells), to show how stakeholders in China seek alliance within ĂŶĚǁ ŝƚŚŽƵƚŚŝŶĂŝŶƉƌŽŵŽƟŶŐƚŚĞŝƌŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚƐ͘ ^ŚĞĐŽŶĐůƵĚĞĚ by proposing that China’s experience suggests the emergence ŽĨĂŶĞǁ ĨŽƌŵŽĨŝŵĂŐŝŶĞĚĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJďĂƐĞĚŽŶŝĚĞŶƟĨLJŝŶŐ ƐŽůƵƟŽŶƐƚŽĐŽůůĞĐƟǀ ĞƉƌŽďůĞŵƐ͘ Joy Zhang is a lecturer at the University of Kent and author of two books: dŚĞŽƐŵŽƉŽůŝƚĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶŽĨ^ĐŝĞŶĐĞ͗ ^ƚĞŵ Cell Governance in China (2012) and ' ƌĞĞŶWŽůŝƟĐƐŝŶŚŝŶĂŶǀ ŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂů' Žǀ ĞƌŶĂŶĐĞĂŶĚ^ƚĂƚĞ-^ŽĐŝĞƚLJZĞůĂƟŽŶƐ͘

Centre News Workshops planned for 2013

Workshops have been planned for the UK, Malaysia, China and Japan

As part of the Bionetworking in Asia projects, 4 regional workshops will be held in the UK, Malaysia, China, and Japan. Using a unique methodology, the workshops will furƚŚĞƌŝŶǀ ĞƐƟŐĂƚĞƚŚĞƌĞŐƵůĂƚŽƌLJŝƐƐƵĞƐĨĂĐĞĚďLJĐŽƵŶƚƌŝĞƐůŽŽŬŝŶŐƚŽĨŽƌŵƵůĂƚĞƉŽůŝĐLJƚŚĂƚ ďĂůĂŶĐĞƐĂŶƵŵďĞƌŽĨĨĂĐƚŽƌƐ͕ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚŚĞŚĞĂůƚŚĐĂƌĞŶĞĞĚƐŽĨƚŚĞŝƌƉŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶ͕ ƚŚĞ ethical concerns of society, and the role of biotechnology in their economic developŵĞŶƚ͖ ǁ ŝƚŚƚŚĞŝŶƚƌŝŶƐŝĐĂůůLJŝŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂůŶĂƚƵƌĞŽĨďŝŽƚĞĐŚŶŽůŽŐLJŵĂƌŬĞƚƐ͘ ƐƐƵĐŚƚŚĞǁ ŽƌŬƐŚŽƉƐǁ ŝůůďƌŝŶŐƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌŵƵůƟƉůĞƐƚĂŬĞŚŽůĚĞƌƐŝŶĂŶĚďĞLJŽŶĚƚŚĞƐƚĞŵ ĐĞůůĂƌĞŶĂ͕ ĂůůŽǁ ŝŶŐƵƐƚŽĞdžƉůŽƌĞƚŚĞƉŽƐƐŝďŝůŝƚLJŽĨĨŽƌŵƵůĂƟŶŐƐŽůƵƟŽŶƐƚŽƌĞŐƵůĂƚŽƌLJ ƉƌŽďůĞŵƐƚŚĂƚďĞŶĞĮ ƚǁ ŝĚĞƌƐŽĐŝĞƚLJĂƐǁ ĞůůĂƐĨĂĐŝůŝƚĂƟŶŐƚŚĞƉƌŽŐƌĞƐƐŝŽŶŽĨƐƚĞŵĐĞůů ƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚŝŶƚŽǀ ŝĂďůĞĂŶĚƉƌŽĮ ƚĂďůĞƚŚĞƌĂƉŝĞƐ͘ dŚŽƐĞŝŶǀ ŝƚĞĚǁ ŝůůŝŶĐůƵĚĞůŝĨĞƐĐŝĞŶƟƐƚƐ involved in stem cell research, physicians involved in administering stem cell therapies, ƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ͕ ƉĂƟĞŶƚŐƌŽƵƉƐĂŶĚŵĞŵďĞƌƐŽĨƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐ͘  The first workshop will take place in the UK and is planned for early summer 2013.

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Newsletter of the Centre for Bionetworking

Mini Workshop, Beijing December 1st, 2012

Volume 1, Issue 1

On December 1st 2012, the Centre for Bionetworking (Xinqing Zhang, Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner, Suli Sui) held a MiniWorkshop on /ŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂůůŝĨĞ^ĐŝĞŶĐĞŽůͲ ůĂďŽƌĂƟŽŶat Peking Union Medical College in Beijing. The aim of the Mini-Workshop ǁ ĂƐƚŽŐĂŝŶĂďĞƩ ĞƌƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐŽĨŚŽǁ  different stakeholders are perceived to ŝĚĞŶƟĨLJĂŶĚƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚĞƚŚŝĐĂůĂŶĚƌĞŐƵůĂƚŽƌLJŝƐƐƵĞƐƌĞůĂƚĞĚƚŽƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĂŶĚ ƚŚĞƌĂƉLJŝŶŚŝŶĂĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌĐŽƵŶƚƌŝĞƐ͕ ĂƐǁ ĞůůĂƐƚŽŽďƚĂŝŶĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞŝŶƉƌĞƉĂƌĂƟŽŶĨŽƌĂ second workshop to be held later in the project. At the beginning of November 2012, we selected two target cases for discussion, one locatĞĚŝŶŚŝŶĂĂŶĚŽŶĞŝŶE ŝŐĞƌŝĂ͘ dŚĞƉƌŽƐƉĞĐƟǀ ĞƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂŶƚƐǁ ĞƌĞƉŽƐƚŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞƐĨƌŽŵƐĞǀ Ͳ ĞŶŚŽƐƉŝƚĂůƐĂŶĚƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚŝŶƐƟƚƵƚĞƐŽĨWh D ͘ t ĞƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚϯ ϬƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐǁ ŝƚŚĂďĂĐŬŐƌŽƵŶĚ in basic medicine, stem cell research, clinical medicine, and drug research. The reading maƚĞƌŝĂůƐŽĨƚŚĞĐĂƐĞƐǁ ĞƌĞƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚĂŶĚƐĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂŶƚƐƚǁ Žǁ ĞĞŬƐďĞĨŽƌĞƚŚĞǁ ŽƌŬͲ ƐŚŽƉ͘ dŚĞƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂŶƚƐǁ ĞƌĞĚŝǀ ŝĚĞĚŝŶƚŽĮ ǀ ĞƚĞĂŵƐ͘ ĂĐŚƚĞĂŵǁ ĂƐƚŽƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂƌŽůĞŽĨĂ ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌƐƚĂŬĞŚŽůĚĞƌ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ͚ĚŽĐƚŽƌƐ͛ ͕ ͚ƐĐŝĞŶƟƐƚƐ͛ ͕ ͚ƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ͛ ͕ ͚ƚŚĞD ŝŶŝƐƚƌLJŽĨ, ĞĂůƚŚ͛ ĂŶĚ ‘the public’. The ‘stakeholders’ then went on to discuss and address ethical and regulatory ŝƐƐƵĞƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƉĞƌƐƉĞĐƟǀ ĞŽĨƚŚĞƐƚĂŬĞŚŽůĚĞƌƐƚŚĞLJƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ͘ ǀ ĞƌLJƚĞĂŵĮ ƌƐƚĚŝƐͲ cussed and then presented their views in a team statement. This was followed by free debate, where the students expressed their ‘own’ views. This mode of debate provided us ǁ ŝƚŚĂŶŝĚĞĂŽĨŚŽǁ ŵĞĚŝĐĂůƉƌŽĨĞƐƐŝŽŶĂůƐĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚƌĞŐƵůĂƟŽŶĂŶĚĞƚŚŝĐĂůŝƐͲ sues and how they perceive the roles of other stakeholders involved. dŚĞĞǀ ĂůƵĂƟŽŶĨŽƌŵƐĮ ůůĞĚŽƵƚďLJĂůůƚŚĞƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂŶƚƐƐŚŽǁ ƚŚĂƚƚŚĞŵŝŶŝ-workshop was highly praised. As organizers of the mini-ǁ ŽƌŬƐŚŽƉǁ Ğǁ ĞƌĞƐĂƟƐĮ ĞĚǁ ŝƚŚƚŚŝƐƉŽƐŝƟǀ Ğ ƐƚĂƌƚĂƐŝƚƌĞĂĐŚĞĚŽƵƌĞdžƉĞĐƚĂƟŽŶƐĂŶĚŽī ĞƌĞĚǀ ĂůƵĂďůĞĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĨŽƌƚŚĞŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶŽĨ our next workshop. By Suli Sui, Xinqing Zhang and Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner

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dŚŝƌĚŝĂŶŶƵĂůD ĞĞƟŶŐ͗ϳ ƚŚ-9th of January 2013 3rd Bionetworking in Asia Biannual D ĞĞƟŶŐǁ ĂƐŚĞůĚĂƚ the University of Sussex from the 7th to the 9th of January

^ƵƐƐĞdžh Ŷŝǀ ĞƌƐŝƚLJǁ ĂƐƚŚĞǀ ĞŶƵĞĨŽƌƚŚĞƚŚŝƌĚďŝĂŶŶƵĂůŵĞĞƟŶŐŽĨƚŚĞBionetworking in Asia ƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐ͘ dŚĞƉƌĞǀ ŝŽƵƐŵĞĞƟŶŐŝŶ:ƵůLJŽĨϮϬϭϮǁ ĂƐĂĐŚĂŶĐĞĨŽƌďŽƚŚ teams to meet and get to know one another, as the first biannual held in December of 2011 happened before the beginning of the ERC project. As team members are ďĂƐĞĚĂĐƌŽƐƐƐŝĂ͕ ƚŚĞďŝĂŶŶƵĂůŵĞĞƟŶŐƉƌŽǀ ŝĚĞƐĂĐŚĂŶĐĞĨŽƌĞǀ ĞƌLJŽŶĞƚŽĐĂƚĐŚup on the work and recent research of their colleagues and to begin the process of ƉƌŽĚƵĐŝŶŐĐŽůůĂďŽƌĂƟǀ Ğǁ ŽƌŬ͘ K ǀ ĞƌƚŚĞƚŚƌĞĞ-ĚĂLJŵĞĞƟŶŐ͕ ƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐŽĨĨƵƚƵƌĞĞŶͲ tre events took place, including the upcoming workshops to be held in the UK and Malaysia in 2013.

World news Nobel Prize for Stem ĞůůƐĐŝĞŶƟƐƚƐ

The Nobel prize for Medicine or Physiology has been awarded jointly to Shinya Yamanaka and John Gurdon for their research in the field of stem cell science. Dr John ' ƵƌĚŽŶǁ ĂƐĂǁ ĂƌĚĞĚƚŚĞƉƌŝnjĞĨŽƌĚŝƐĐŽǀ ĞƌŝŶŐƚŚĂƚĂĚƵůƚďŽĚŝůLJĐĞůůƐĚŝī ĞƌĞŶƟĂƚĞďLJ ĞdžƉƌĞƐƐŝŶŐĐĞƌƚĂŝŶŐĞŶĞƐ͕ ǁ ŚŝůƐƚŵĂŝŶƚĂŝŶŝŶŐƚŚĞŐĞŶĞƟĐŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŚĂƚĂůůŽǁ ƐƐƚĞŵ cells to evolve into any bodily cell. This paved the way for Dr Shinya Yamanaka’s work in ǁ ŚŝĐŚŚĞĚĞǀ ĞůŽƉĞĚĂƉƌŽĐĞƐƐďLJǁ ŚŝĐŚĂĚƵůƚ;Ěŝī ĞƌĞŶƟĂƚĞĚͿƐŽŵĂƟĐĐĞůůƐĐĂŶďĞ ĨŽƌĐĞĚƚŽƌĞŐƌĞƐƐŝŶƚŽĂŶƵŶĚŝī ĞƌĞŶƟĂƚĞĚƉůƵƌŝƉŽƚĞŶƚƐƚĂƚĞ͕ ĐƌĞĂƟŶŐƚŚĞĮ ƌƐƚŝŶĚƵĐĞĚ ƉůƵƌŝƉŽƚĞŶƚƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƐ;ŝW^ĐĞůůƐͿ͘ ŝW^ĐĞůůƐĐĂŶƚŚĞŶƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůůLJďĞƚƌĂŶƐĨŽƌŵĞĚŝŶƚŽĂŶLJ bodily cell, enabling the possibility of stem cell therapies that avoid the ethical concerns ŽĨĞŵďƌLJŽŶŝĐƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƵƐĞĂŶĚƚŚĞŝŵŵƵŶŽŐĞŶŝĐƌĞƐƉŽŶƐĞƐŽĨƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ͕ ĂƐƚŚĞLJĐĂŶďĞ ĐƌĞĂƚĞĚĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƉĂƟĞŶƚ͛ ƐŽǁ ŶĂĚƵůƚĐĞůůƐ͘ ^ƉĞĂŬŝŶŐŝŶĂŶŝŶƚĞƌǀ ŝĞǁ ĨŽůůŽǁ ŝŶŐƚŚĞĂŶͲ ŶŽƵŶĐĞŵĞŶƚ͕  ƌzĂŵĂŶĂŬĂƉƌĞƐƐĞĚƚŚĞŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶĐĞŽĨƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďůĞƐĐŝĞŶƟĮ ĐƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ ĂŶĚƌŝŐŽƌŽƵƐƐĂĨĞƚLJƚĞƐƟŶŐŝŶƌĞĂůŝƐŝŶŐƚŚĞƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůŽĨƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚŝŶƚŽǀ ŝĂďůĞ ĂŶĚƐĂĨĞƚŚĞƌĂƉŝĞƐĨŽƌƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ͘ , Ğǁ ĂƌŶĞĚƉĂƟĞŶƚƐůƵƌĞĚƚŽĐŽƵŶƚƌŝĞƐǁ ŝƚŚůĞƐƐƐƚƌŝŶͲ ŐĞŶƚƌĞŐƵůĂƚŽƌLJĨƌĂŵĞǁ ŽƌŬƐďLJƚŚĞƉƌŽŵŝƐĞŽĨŝŶŶŽǀ ĂƟǀ ĞƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƚŚĞƌĂƉŝĞƐ͕ ƚŚĂƚ ‘there are no preclinical data in the efficiency and safety of the procedure that [they are] undergoing…it could be very dangerous’. Source: Reuters

First lawsuit for stem cell fraud

In a first of its kind case, the U.S. arm of the South Korean based biotech company RNL Bio Co. Ltd ŝƐďĞŝŶŐƐƵĞĚďLJĂŐƌŽƵƉŽĨϲh ͘ ^ĐŝƟnjĞŶƐ͕ ĨŽƌĨƌĂƵĚƌĞůĂƟŶŐƚŽƚŚĞŵĂƌͲ ŬĞƟŶŐĂŶĚĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶŽĨƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƚŚĞƌĂƉŝĞƐ͘ ůůϲƉůĂŝŶƟī ƐƌĞĐĞŝǀ ĞĚǀ ĂƌŝŽƵƐƐƚĞŵ cell treatments in Asia through the Human Biostar Inc. clinic in Los Angeles, but argue ƚŚĂƚƚŚĞLJŚĂĚďĞĞŶĂĐƟǀ ĞůLJŵŝƐůĞĚŝŶƚŽďĞůŝĞǀ ŝŶŐwhat they would be receiving would be ƐĐŝĞŶƟĮ ĐĂůůLJƉƌŽǀ ĞŶƚŚĞƌĂƉŝĞƐ͘ This case highlights the regulatory issues inherent in ‘stem cell tourism’͕ ;ƚŚĞƉƌŽĐƵƌĞŵĞŶƚŽĨƐƚĞŵĐĞůůƚŚĞƌĂƉŝĞƐŶŽƚƉĞƌŵŝƩ ĞĚŝŶĂƉĞƌƐŽŶ͛ Ɛ ĐŽƵŶƚƌLJŽĨƌĞƐŝĚĞŶĐĞ͕ ďƵƚĂǀ ĂŝůĂďůĞŝŶĐŽƵŶƚƌŝĞƐǁ ŝƚŚůĞƐƐƐƚƌŝŶŐĞŶƚƌĞŐƵůĂƟŽŶƐͿwhich ĂƌŝƐĞĨƌŽŵƚŚĞĚŝƐƉĂƌŝƟĞƐŝŶƌĞŐƵůĂƚŽƌLJĞŶǀ ŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚƐďĞƚǁ ĞĞŶĐŽƵŶƚƌŝĞƐ͘ Source: Leigh Turner -ŚƩ Ɖ͗ ͬ ͬ ǁ ǁ ǁ ͘ ŚĞĂůƚŚŝŶƚŚĞŐůŽďĂůǀ ŝůůĂŐĞ͘ ĐŽŵ

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