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  • 1 Sep 2021 12:26 | Anonymous

    Our webinar series has now been launched. These are free events open to all. We will run them with different time zones to be as geographically inclusive as possible. We have set up a calendar, subscribe here if you want the webinars to appear in your calendar. There is both google and iCal formats below.

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  • 8 Apr 2021 12:40 | Anonymous
    ISRB Meeting Final Schedule

    Day 1 – April 8, 2021 (all times are US East Coast time)

    9:00      Welcome and Introduction of ISRB: Ken Poss, Duke University, USA, President ISRB (10 min)

    9:10      Invited Speaker: Tatiana Sandoval Guzman, Center for Regenerative Therapies, Germany (20 min)

    Post-embryonic development and regeneration of the appendicular skeleton 

    in Ambystoma mexicanum

    9:30      Miguel Salinas Saavedra, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland (15 min)

    Mechanisms of cellular reprogramming in cnidarian whole body regeneration.

    9:45      Hadil El-Sammak, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany (15 min)

    Vegfc signaling promotes coronary revascularization during cardiac regeneration in zebrafish

    10:00    Keynote Speaker: Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Stowers Institute, USA (40 min)

      Regeneration: a conceptual leap in our understanding of biology

    10:40    Duygu Ozpolat, Marine Biological Labratory, USA (15 min)

                            Germ cell regeneration in Annelids

    10:55    Olivia Justynski, Yale, USA (15 min)

                            Cellular contributions to skin wound repair.

    11:10    Invited Speaker: Andrea Wills, University of Washington, USA (20 min)

    Chromatin accessibility and single-cell transcriptomics reveal new regulators of regeneration

    in natural progenitors.

    11:30    Faculty-mentored break-out discussions 

    Day 2 – April 9, 2021 (all times are US East Coast time) 

    9:00      Welcome & vision: Elly Tanaka, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria President-elect ISRB (10 min)

    9:10      Invited Speaker: Chen-Hui Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (20 min)

    What can zebrafish tailfins tell us about complex tissue regeneration?

    9:30      Bruno Guillotin, New York University, USA (15 min)

    Checkpoints in cellular programming during root regeneration: a single cell resolution

    9:45      Anna Czarkwiani, Center for Regenerative Therapies, Germany (15 min)

    De novo thymus regeneration in a vertebrate, the axolotl

    10:00    Invited Speaker: Michalis Averof, Institute of Functional Genomics of Lyon, France (20 min)

    How faithful is regeneration?

    10:20    Tisha Bohr, Cornell University, USA (15 min)

    Planarian stem cells sense the identity of the missing pharynx to launch

    it’s targeted regeneration

    10:35    Melanie Worley, University of California, Berkely, USA (15 min)

    Transcriptional program that is necessary for regeneration but dispensable for development


    10:50    Keynote Speaker: Freda Miller, University of British Columbia (40 min)

    Regeneration at Your Fingertips: Molecular Mechanisms underlying Mammalian


    11:30 Presentation of the Society, Ken Poss, President ISRB, and Elly Tanaka ISRB President Elect/Open

    Society Discussion

  • 11 Mar 2021 11:36 | Anonymous
    Dear Colleagues,

    Warm wishes! We would like to draw your attention to a new society being launched this year to promote science for tissue regeneration, the International Society for Regenerative Biology (ISRB). Its core mission is to provide new opportunities for interactions, discoveries, and recognition for scientists at all stages who are interested in regenerative biology.

    The formal launch will be at a virtual meeting from 2pm to 5pm UK time this April 8 and 9. This concise meeting will serve as a membership launch and chance to see great talks on regeneration. Fees to join are low.

    Please take a moment and look at the website,, which links to the April meeting website( ). We also describe the ISRB in an Editorial published in Development  ( I hope many of you will consider joining the ISRB and encourage your trainees to join and participate. 

    It would be fantastic to see you and your lab members there in April!


    Ken Poss, Duke University

    Elly Tanaka, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna

    Sabine Eming, University of Cologne

    Henry Roehl, University of Sheffield

  • 1 Jun 2020 10:37 | Anonymous

    Please join us at @ISRB on twitter for regenerative biology news, images and more.

  • 1 Mar 2020 12:22 | Anonymous

    The International Society for Regenerative Biology founded in 2020 to promote Community, Research, & Education in the field of regeneration worldwide.

    While the community as a whole showed initial interest in this society, we want to thank the efforts of the founding members and many others who have worked diligently to get the society off the ground.

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