This meeting took place in 2012



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Mechanisms of Whole Organ Regeneration (Z4)


Organizer(s) Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado
April 1—6, 2012
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 1, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 6, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 1, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 1, 2012

Supported by the Directors’ Fund


Summary of Meeting:
The regeneration of organs and organ systems after injury is widely, but unevenly, distributed among animals. Why organ regeneration is not shared by all animals, and whether mechanisms may or may not be conserved among those animals that can regenerate remain open questions. In recent years, the use of a wider range of model organisms and an increasing ability to use genetic tools to study regeneration has spurred significant progress in our understanding of animal regenerative biology. This meeting aims to delineate the molecular and cellular biological basis of regeneration by highlighting, comparing and contrasting the differences and similarities in regenerative capabilities and mechanisms among diverse animal species. How these biological findings may inform regenerative medicine and stem-cell biology and therapeutics will be considered and discussed. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Regenerative Tissue Engineering and Transplantation, which will share an opening and closing keynote address as well as two plenary sessions with this meeting.

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Scholarships/Awards

National Institute on Aging (NIA)/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Scholarship Recipients

Olov Andersson
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Saori Lillian Haigo
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Matthew D. Keefe
University of Utah, USA

Caghan Kizil
German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases- DZNE, Helmholtz Association, Germany

Ashley W. Seifert
University of Kentucky, USA