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2002-177 EuroConference on Cellular and Molecular Basis of Regeneration, Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy, 31 August - 5 September 2002 (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:26:38 +0100
From: Anne-Sophie GABLIN <asgablin at esf.org>
To: anneso-list at esf.org
Subject: 2002-177  EuroConference on Cellular and Molecular Basis of Regeneration, Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy, 31 August - 5 September 2002

Dear Colleague,

We would like to draw your attention to this forthcoming event now announced in greater detail on the EURESCO web site at http://www.esf.org/euresco/02/lc02177

Thank you in advance for forwarding this announcement to any other interested scientists you may know. We hope you will apply to attend this conference.

Dr. Josip Hendekovic
Head of EURESCO Unit
European Science Foundation, Strasbourg

Cellular and Molecular Basis of Regeneration
EuroConference on the Stem Cells involved in Tissue Repair and Regeneration Processes

Supported by the European Commission, Research DG, Human Potential Programme, High-Level Scientific Conferences (Contract No: HPCF-CT-2001-00029)

Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy, 31 August - 5 September 2002

Chair: Brigitte Galliot (University of Geneva, CH)
Vice-Chair: Elly Tanaka (Max-Planck-Institute Dresden, D)

With support from INTAS

Speakers will include
K. Agata (Kobe, J)
E. Heber-Katz (Philadelphia, US)
S. Schiaffino (Padova, I)
J. Brockes (London, UK)
T. Holstein (Darmstadt, D)
V. Schmid (Basel, CH)
S. Bryant (Irvine, US)
S. Johnson (St Louis, US)
F. Schweisguth (Paris, F)
R. Cassidy (Stockholm, S)
D. Kiehart (Durham, US)
J. Slack (Bath, UK)
G. Cossu (Roma, I)
B. Limbourg-Bouchon (Gif/Yvette, F)
C. Stuermer (Konstanz, D)
I. Fabregat (Madrid, E)
P. Martin (London, UK)
E. Tanaka (Dresden, D)
M. Ferguson (Manchester, UK)
I. Mason (London, UK)
S. Werner (Zürich, CH)
T. Fujisawa (Mishima, J)
E. Salo (Barcelona, E)
G. Grafi (Rehovot, IL)
A. Sanchez Alvarado (Baltimore, US)

Scope of the conference
Regeneration in mammals is limited to a small spectrum of organs. Somatic stem cells have now been isolated from a wide variety of adult tissues but it is not yet understood how to stimulate such precursors to replace missing tissue. All metazoan phyla contain organisms that undergo perfect adult regeneration including Hydra, planaria and vertebrates such as the salamanders. The identification of the molecular events induced by wounding in regenerating animals will help to identify the factors and conditions that allow developmental fields to be established de novo in terminally differentiated tissues. The idea of this conference is to promote interaction between scientists working on the the molecular basis of regeneration in classical model systems, with scientists studying tissue regeneration, wound healing, axonal regeneration, and the biology of stem cells. Time will be available for oral presentations to be selected from the participants' abstracts. Poster sessions will be included to which all participants may contribute.
The meeting will have sessions of talks on: ( Stem cells in regenerating organisms ( Stem cells in repairing tissues ( Wound healing and repair ( Functional genomics and regeneration ( From repair to regeneration (Signalling pathways and regeneration (Cellular plasticity.

The conference is open to researchers world-wide, whether from industry or academia. Participation will be limited to 100. The emphasis will be on discussion about new developments. The conference fee covers registration, full board and lodging. Grants will be available, in particular for nationals under 35 from EU or Associated States.

Deadline for applications: 6 May 2002

Scientific Programme and on-line application at: www.esf.org/euresco/02/lc02177
For printed copies, contact: Dr. J. Hendekovic, European Science Foundation,
EURESCO Unit, 1 quai Lezay-Marnésia, 67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Tel.+33 388 76 71 35 Fax.+33 388 36 69 87 E-mail: euresco at esf.org

Anne-Sophie Gablin
Conference Organiser
Euresco Office
European Science Foundation
1, quai Lezay-Marnésia
67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Tel: +33 (0)388 76 71 55
Fax: +33 (0)388 36 69 87
asgablin at esf.org



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