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Tissue Repair and Regeneration (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Scientifically Informed Strategies to Turn Pathologic Tissue Repair into Perfect Regeneration


June 3-4, 2017


Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH


Roshini Prakash & Irene de Lazaro

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Tissue Repair and Regeneration is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to share and present new research findings geared towards furthering our knowledge of basic mechanisms of tissue repair and regeneration, to their clinical applications. Meeting will also encompass mentorship for graduates and postdocs from world renowned niche researchers in the field.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Tissue Repair and Regeneration" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Perspectives in Tissue Repair and Regeneration
Discussion Leader: Alexander Hoachlandr-Hobby (Temple University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:20 pmFiona Doetsch (Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland)
"Stem Cells and Their Niche in the Adult Brain"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmStem Cells in Tissue Repair and Regeneration
Discussion Leader: Irene de Lazaro (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmHozana Castillo (Monash University, Australia)
"Identification of the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Zebrafish Spinal Cord Regeneration"
7:45 pm - 7:55 pmDiscussion
7:55 pm - 8:10 pmSyeda Nayab Abidi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"The Gene Brain Tumor Regulates Patterning and Regenerative Growth in Drosophila Imaginal Discs"
8:10 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:30 pmYoung Chan Kang (University of New South Wales, Australia)
"Identification of Novel Embryonic Vascular Stem-Like Cells and Their Role in Coronary Vascular Development and Repair"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 8:55 pmBrian Kwee (Harvard University, USA)
"T-Cell Phenotype Impacts Angiogenesis and Myogenesis In Vitro and In Vivo During Ischemic Injury"
8:55 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:20 pmAvani Yeola (University of New South Wales, Australia)
"Generating Multipotent Stem Cells from Primary Human Adipocytes"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMechanisms and Targets in Tissue Repair and Regeneration
Discussion Leader: Richard Gieseck (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amCarlos Escudero (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Integrated microRNA-mRNA Analysis Reveals Transcriptomic Signatures of Abnormal Muscle Repair in Patients with ICU-Acquired Weakness"
9:15 am - 9:25 amDiscussion
9:25 am - 9:40 amManuel Metzger (University of Cologne, Germany)
"Towards Understanding the Genetics Underlying Perfect Regeneration of Cutaneous Wounds in Adult Zebrafish"
9:40 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:00 amRosario Sanchez-Gonzalez (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)
"Tissue Scaring - The Dark Side of Immune Response"
10:00 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:25 amGuak Kim Tan (Shriners Hospitals for Children, USA)
"Differentiated Tenocytes Revert to a Progenitor-Like State in Mice with Targeted Disruption of TGF-Beta Type II Receptor"
10:25 am - 10:35 amDiscussion
10:35 am - 10:50 amNina Jordan (Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
"Preventing Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition by Enhancing miR126-3p Expression"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Panel
Understanding the challenges, developing essential and transferrable skills, and transitioning into independency.
Discussion Leader: Roshini Prakash (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"The Hour to a Greater Career Achievement in Regeneration and Repair"
  • Fiona Doetsch (Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • Boris Hinz (University of Toronto, Canada)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (1 R13AR71767-01) from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and all cofunding support provided by the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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