Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2019 AMED awards 3 joint projects with A*STAR on "Cell Therapy" - The 2nd Japan-Singapore Joint call for Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Awarded projects
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study
Key Fields Other programs(1st)
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AMED and A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) called for joint project proposals from Early-stage investigators in Japan and Singapore in the "Cell Therapy - a focus on quality, efficacy and safety" research area and began to accept proposals on May 7th, 2019. The evaluation committee discussed and identified three highly meritorious projects (See the attached list of the awarded projects).

List of Awardees

Project Country Affiliation Principal Investigator
Developing a safe and potentially efficacious piggyBac-based CAR-T cell strategy for virus-related cancers Japan Shinshu University Shoji Saito
Singapore National Cancer Center Singapore Timothy Wai Ho Shuen
Large-scale Preparation of Hair Follicle Germs using Hydrogel Bioprinting Japan Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC) Tatsuto Kageyama
Singapore Singapore University of Technology and Design Michinao Hashimoto

Human stem cell-derived pancreatic beta cells for the treatment of diabetes

Japan Yokohama City University Jun Shirakawa
Singapore Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology Adrian Kee Keong Teo


Last updated 12/11/19