| COEX meetings --- Seminars
for young scientists to report their progress
The 21st century Center of Excellence (COE) program on stem cell biology
and immunology offers a new opportunity for interaction between young
and senior scientists.
The word COEX is a combination of the words COE, coexistence, and
expanding horizons (Fig. 1). COEX meetings allow members to discuss
unpublished data as an advanced step following discussion within their
own laboratory. By presenting at COEX meetings, members can test the
robustness of their data and logic, thereby accelerating the process
towards publication (Fig.2).
COEX meetings are held monthly, and three people present their data
each time. To make it possible to discuss unpublished data, COEX meetings
are organized as closed meetings restricted to COEX members. Furthermore,
a confidentiality agreement form is signed by each person attending
the meeting (Fig.3).
We define "young scientists" as graduates, postdocs and others who
are doing bench work and producing their own data.
COEX MEETING Coordinator: Koichi Matsuo, MD, PhD