Trends in tissue repair and regeneration

Development. 2017 Feb 1;144(3):357-364. doi: 10.1242/dev.144279.


The 6th EMBO conference on the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Regeneration and Tissue Repair took place in Paestum (Italy) on the 17th-21st September, 2016. The 160 scientists who attended discussed the importance of cellular and tissue plasticity, biophysical aspects of regeneration, the diverse roles of injury-induced immune responses, strategies to reactivate regeneration in mammals, links between regeneration and ageing, and the impact of non-mammalian models on regenerative medicine.

Keywords: Blastema dynamics; Cell plasticity and cell reprogramming; Immune response; Injury-induced signaling; Model systems; Senescence and ageing; Transcriptional control of regeneration; Wound healing.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology
  • Animals
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Central Nervous System / physiology
  • Electrophysiological Phenomena
  • Heart / physiology
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Regeneration / immunology
  • Regeneration / physiology*
  • Regenerative Medicine / trends
  • Signal Transduction
  • Wound Healing / immunology
  • Wound Healing / physiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / immunology
  • Wounds and Injuries / physiopathology