The Biology of Regenerative Medicine

25 - 27 April 2017Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    The aim of the third conference in this series is to understand the biology that underpins the success or failure of regenerative processes. We will explore the relationship between stem cell biology and regenerative biology so that both can be fully exploited to treat disease.

    Few topics in contemporary medicine have attracted more attention than
    stem cells and their potential for enabling the discovery of new
    therapies. This year’s conference will focus on our understanding of the
    molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration and how these can be applied
    to design strategies for regenerating, replacing or repairing mammalian
    tissues. We will also explore the use of pluripotent stem cells to model
    development in vitro and to produce cellular therapies for a range of
    diseases. The programme will include recent progress in cell-based
    therapies for liver disease, nerve-derived tissue repair, and therapies
    for sight loss, among others. There will be extended sessions on gene
    editing and engineering solutions for regenerative medicine.

    This meeting will bring together scientists and clinicians interested in
    developmental and regenerative biology, stem cell research, gene therapy,
    tissue engineering and translational medicine.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12:30 on Tuesday 25 April and
    finish at 14.00 on Thursday 27 April 2017.

    Topics will include:

    • Regenerative biology
    • Lessons from phylogeny
    • Inter-tissue communications in regeneration
    • Regulation through programming and re-programming
    • Transdifferenation
    • Gene editing & engineering
    • Regenerative medicine & ageing
    • Translation to therapy
    • Engineering solutions to regenerative medicine

    A draft
    is available.

  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Peter Coffey
    University College London, UK
    Anthony De Tomaso
    University of California Santa Barbara,
    Robin Franklin
    University of Cambridge, UK
    Amy Wagers
    Harvard University, USA

    Confirmed speakers
    Kristin Baldwin The Scripps Research Institute,
    Isabel Beerman
    National Institutes of Health, USA
    Amanda Carr
    University College London, UK
    Bruce Conklin
    Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease,
    Alicia El Haj Keele University UK
    Freda Miller
    University of Toronto, Canada
    Pura Munez-Canoves Pompeu Fabra University,
    Celeste Nelson
    Princeton University, USA
    Peter Reddien
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Graziella Pellegrini Centre for Regenerative Medicine
    Holostem Terapie Avanzate, Italy
    Molly Stevens
    Imperial College London, UK
    Ludovic Vallier
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

    Conference organiser
    Emily Rees Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Student No accommodation £265
    Student On site twin accommodation £365
    Student On site single accommodation £430
    Academic No accommodation £365
    Academic On site twin accommodation £465
    Academic On site single accommodation £530
    Commercial No accommodation £465
    Commercial On site twin accommodation £565
    Commercial On site single accommodation £630

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
    sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
    during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
    booked accommodation.

    Registration deadline: Places available, contact
    the conference orgniser

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 25 and 26 April 2017. Please
    note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on
    a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
    dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
    confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK. 
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
    UK Border Agency website:

    Information for general visitors and business visitors:

  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
    meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
    presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the
    deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
    selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-
    portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the
    conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the

    Abstract deadline: Open for posters

    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
    to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from
    Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    The following documents will need to be provided:

    • Abstract
    • CV
    • Covering letter
    • Letter from supervisor

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: Closed

  • Sponsors

    Please contact the conference organiser if you are interested in
    supporting this meeting.