The Biology of Regenerative Medicine

25–27 April 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK


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.


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 and 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

How to apply

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:


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


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.

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