17th Royan Award announces winners

TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – The 17th Royan Research Award to be held on 31 Aug. has named it winners in both international and national categories.

Royan International Research Award  founded by the late director of Royan Institute, Dr. Saeid Kazemi Ashtiani, aims at encouraging the researchers and appreciation of their efforts. This annual award is a prize given to five prominent research projects in the field of Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Biology and Technology and other related subjects.

The winners will be invited to take part in Award Ceremony on the designated day so as to be granted their awards. Each winner will be rewarded with a certificate, the symbol of Royan Award and the amount of $5000. 

The 17th edition of this annual event has announced five winners in the international section and three winners in the national section. Most research papers have been submitted from United States, China, India, Iran, Australia, Canada, Italy, UK, Turkey and Egypt.

International winners:


Jianguo Zhao, China, “High Efficient Genome Editing in Pigs for Making Human Disease Models”


Peter Koopman, Australia, “Validation of retinoic acid as the master inducer of meiosis in fetal germ cells”

Regenerative medicine:

Mohammadsharif Tabebordbar, United States, I”n Vivo Dmd Gene Editing In Muscles And Muscle Stem Cells Of Dystrophic Mice”


Miguel  Ramalho-Santos, United States, “Hira-mediated H3.3 incorporation is required for DNA replication and ribosomal RNA transcription in the mouse zygote”

Stem Cells:

Xiaohua Shen, China, “Cis-regulatory roles of lncRNAs in transcription regulation and stem cell differentiation”

National winners:

Anahita Mohseni Meybodi, “Beneficial Application Of Molecular Cytogenetics In Delineation Of Chromosomal Abnormalities Involved In Male Infertility: From Rare To Care”

Kamran Ghaedi, “Utilization of Pioglitazone as a Novel Approach to Increase the Colony Formation Efficiency of Individualized Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

Mohsen Sharafi, “Optimization of Domestic Animal Sperm Freezing Using Novel Plant-Origin Cryopreservation Media”

The 17th round of Royan International Research Award will be held on 31 Aug. – 2 Sep. 2016 in Tehran.


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