Biocomplexity Workshop: May 14-18 (Bloomington, IN)

IU Axolotl Colony axolotl at indiana.edu
Mon Apr 21 16:24:37 EST 2003


We are pleased to announce the fourth in our Series of Biocomplexity 
Workshops.  Below please find a summary of important information.  
Limited funding may be available to support attendance by graduate 
students, postdocs and junior faculty.  Poster presentations are 
encouraged and a limited number of contributed talks will also be 
accepted. 

 

THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF BIOCOMPLEXITY, THE CENTER FOR 
REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE and THE INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR 
THE STUDY OF BIOCOMPLEXITY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

 

Present a Workshop

 

Biocomplexity IV: REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

 

May 14-18, 2003

 

Indiana University Bloomington

Willkie Conference Center

 

Regenerative biology is the science of understanding the mechanisms of 
natural regeneration that are used in the animal world to replace 
cells, tissues and complex structures and how these mechanisms differ 
from those that lead to fibrosis, or scarring. Regenerative medicine is 
the application of this knowledge to enable the regeneration of 
biological structures that normally do not regenerate well. The process 
of regeneration requires a source of regeneration-competent cells, the 
right systemic and local environmental signals, and the absence of 
inhibitors of regeneration. There are four basic types of regeneration 
in multicellular animals: Single cell regeneration, such as neuronal 
axon re-growth; compensatory hyperplasia of differentiated cells, as 
seen in liver regeneration; regeneration by reserve adult stem cells, 
characteristic of a wide variety of tissues and organisms; and 
regeneration via stem cells created by dedifferentiation, a mode used 
by amphibians to regenerate a wide variety of complex structures. 
Fibrosis and regeneration have been studied for over two centuries. But 
only recently, with the discovery that many non-regenerating tissues 
harbor regeneration-competent cells and that some stem cell populations 
appear to be developmentally plastic, has the study of regenerative 
biology and medicine been given major attention. The intent of this 
workshop is to bring together experts on regeneration over a wide range 
of experimental systems to synthesize the current state of our 
knowledge on the biology of regeneration and to assess our progress 
toward the establishment of a regenerative medicine.

 

ORGANIZERS

 

David L. Stocum, IUPUI, Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine

James A. Glazier, IUB, Biocomplexity Institute

Anton Neff, IUB, Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Anthony Mescher, IUB, Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Mark Alber, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, 
University of Notre Dame

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

 

We have reserved lodging for the workshop participants in the most 
attractive and comfortable residence hall on the university campus, 
Willkie Quadrangle A.  Willkie housing units are located next door to 
the Willkie Conference Center and are a pleasant 10 minute walk away 
from the Indiana Memorial Union.  All rooms are suites with single 
sleeping arrangements and through bathrooms that are shared with 
neighboring rooms; other rooms are double occupancy (two single 
bedrooms with a common livingroom).  We also have rooms that are easily 
accessible for individuals with disabilities.  Every room in the 
complex has Ethernet connection and every floor has a wired common 
lounge.  Rates are currently $45/night, including tax, for one person.  
Check in will be from 8am to 3:30pm on May 14th at 150 S. Union Road 
(off S. Rose Avenue).   Please use attached registration form to 
indicate your approximate time of arrival to Bloomington.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Registration form is available electronically at

http://biocomplexity.ucs.indiana.edu/activities/geniv/.  If you would 
like to attend the workshop, please fill out and return the 
registration form by April 15th to the address at the bottom of the 
form.  You can also fax the form to [1] 812-855-5533 (attention Yana 
Teterina) please mail the check to the address on the form.  On the 
registration form you can specify if you have any dietary restrictions 
or if you need any special accommodations to attend this workshop.  
With questions regarding registration, please contact Yana Teterina at 
yteterin at indiana.edu. 

 

OTHER

 

More information, including preliminary schedule and a poster, will be 
coming in the next weeks to

http://biocomplexity.ucs.indiana.edu/activities/geniv/

 

Please forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested in 
attending. 

 

Thank you in advance for your time.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

----

Prof. James A. Glazier

Director, Biocomplexity Institute

Department of Physics

Swain Hall West 159

727 East Third Street

Indiana University,

Bloomington, IN 47405-7105

USA

Tel. (812) 855-3735

Fax (812) 855-5533

glazier at indiana.edu 

 
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: text/enriched
Size: 7109 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/bionet/mm/urodeles/attachments/20030421/4c1da10e/attachment.bin


More information about the Urodeles mailing list