Jump to the main content block

International Symposium on wound Regeneration and Repair National in Cheng Kung University on October 8,2013

Regenerative medicine has great potential, but the main challenge is how to harness this power. Injuries can lead to repair or regenerative responses. In repair, the wound is covered to produce a protective shield with loss of structure and function. However, regeneration restores total structure and function to the original tissue. Many animals have evolved robust regenerative powers naturally selected over millions of years. Examples of vertebrate regeneration are plentiful, such as the amphibian limb, the lizard tail, and the bird feather. Regeneration can also occur in mammals e.g. the mouse liver or wound-induced hair neogenesis of the rabbit or mouse skin, or the human neonate digit tip. In contrast, severe human skin wounds produce scarring. In current clinical medicine, human beings demonstrate limited powers of regeneration. In the year 2012, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) established the international Research Center for Wound Repair and Regeneration. The aim is to discover fundamental principles of regenerative biology by learning from nature the healing processes. The hope is these principles can be applied in the clinic help severe trauma patients. These studies will push the progress of regenerative medicine towards a new frontier. The current symposium will introduce cutting edge research in regeneration from basic science to clinical medicine. We welcome you to submit your abstract and join us in this fruitful meeting.



Location: NCKU General Library B1 Conference Hall, NCKU

Organizer: International Research Center for Wound Repair and Regeneration, NCKU

Registration fee: free

Call for abstract: before September 15, 2013 (some will be selected for oral presentation)

Symposium Website: http://wrr.web2.ncku.edu.tw

Click Num: