Following the success of the last meeting in Sesimbra in 2010, we are pleased to announce the next EMBO Conference on the molecular and cellular basis of regeneration and tissue repair will be held in Oxford in September 2012.


The conference is co-sponsored by the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) as their Autumn Meeting 2012.

This conference has become the key international meeting for scientists investigating basic biological questions in the fields of regeneration and repair using a whole-animal ‘systems’ approach.

The meeting aims to bring together leading scientists who use different model organisms and will focus on different aspects of the underlying mechanisms that control the regenerative response, ultimately addressing the question of how many species can regenerate while others cannot. This particular meeting will focus on:

  • the molecular and genetic analysis of regeneration and tissue repair;
  • cell biology, morphogenesis and patterning during repair and regeneration;
  • signalling, hormones and metabolic regulation of tissue regeneration and repair;
  • immunity, inflammation, wound healing and regeneration.

The objective for each session is to encourage researchers working on similar questions in different systems to exchange knowledge and ideas. The overall goal of this meeting is to significantly advance our understanding of how regeneration is coordinated in a whole-animal system so that those who work in systems that do not regenerate may develop more effective therapeutic approaches to convert healing into regeneration.





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