About the Workshop
This EMBO workshop series has become the key international meeting for scientists investigating basic biological questions in regeneration and repair using a whole animal or organ "systems" approach. It brings together scientists with diverse expertise using various models, from invertebrates to mammals, who may not normally cross paths. Each meeting approaches regeneration from different angles.
This workshop addresses the cellular, molecular, and genetic basis of regeneration focusing on the relationship between regeneration, aging, development, and new technical developments. It covers regeneration specific immune responses, cellular origins, and signaling supporting plasticity and regeneration, and reinforces the value of simpler systems to study regeneration and how they can be integrated to inform or enhance new mammalian models of regeneration. These topics highlight how a comparative perspective of different model organisms and thinking “outside the box” about regeneration can propel our understanding of the field, stimulate discussion and development of new perspectives among attendees, and foster new collaborations.
The overall goal of this EMBO Workshop is to significantly advance our understanding of how regeneration is coordinated in a whole animal or organ system so that those who work in systems that do not regenerate may develop more effective therapeutic approaches to convert healing into regeneration.