Dr. Rajaguru Aradhya, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, was invited to deliver a talk on "Role of Notch and Insulin Signaling Pathways in Maintenance of Quiescence in Muscle Stem Cells" to members of Life Science Unit Labs, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China, on May 8, 2019. 

During the talk, Dr. Aradhya discussed how different signaling pathways control quiescence in adult stem cells and how we could exploit this information in treating diseases that require reactivation of stem cells.The delegation and visit were facilitated by the Life Science Department of ShanghaiTech University to establish  possible collaborations with the School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The research background of Dr. Aradhya coincided with the main theme for several labs and the visit was successful in establishing at least one initial collaboration that will include an exchange of technical resources and man power, etc. 

ShanghaiTech is a small-scale research university with a beautiful modern residential campus in the heart of Shanghai Pudong’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. With an academic focus on STEAM research, ShanghaiTech is committed to carrying out China’s national development strategy and nurturing a new generation of innovative scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. ShanghaiTech is a young resource-rich university with the backing and support of the Shanghai Municipal Government and China Academy of Science. ShanghaiTech’s five schools and three research institutes seek cutting-edge solutions to address the challenges that China and the world is facing in the fields of energy, material, environment, human health, and artificial intelligence. 

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