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School of the Biological Sciences

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Registration open!

We are delighted to be partnering with the British Society for Developmental Biology and the International Society for Regenerative Biology to deliver a one-day focus meeting tackling the biggest questions in tissue development and regeneration through interdisciplinary collaborations.

Development is a breathtaking process whereby a single cell gives rise to all of the body’s specialised tissues. How would you reverse engineer parts of this process to re-create tissue if it’s lost or damaged? This meeting will bring together leading developmental and regenerative biologists to discuss the latest research and identify future scientific directions for innovation and collaboration.

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The meeting is open to researchers across all career stages who have a research interest in tissue development and regeneration. We welcome interdisciplinary participation and encourage biologists, engineers, physicists, clinicians, mathematicians and anyone working at the intersection of these disciplines to attend.  


Programme and confirmed speakers

We are looking forward to an exciting day of research talks, discussion, posters and networking with some world-leading researchers working on developmental and regenerative biology.  

The meeting will open at 8:15am on Thursday 18th July for welcome coffee and registration. Scientific talks will run from 9:30am - 5:30pm, with an extended lunch time for posters and discussion. This will be followed by a social drinks reception after the scientific sessions conclude.

Download a copy of the programme (PDF). 


Keynote speaker: Ashley Seifert, University of Kentucky

Aziz Aboobaker, University of Oxford

Can Aztekin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Osvaldo Chara, University of Nottingham

Uri Frank, University of Galway

Jérôme Gros, Institut Pasteur

Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir, Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Rita Mateus, Technische Universität Dresden and Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Aida Rodrigo Albors, University of Edinburgh

Henry Roehl, University of Sheffield

Filipa Simões, University of Oxford


Early Career Research Talks

Karen Ching, University of Edinburgh 

Ziqi Dong, University of Cambridge 

Giulia Paci, University College London

Swati Sharma, University of Manchester 



Key dates

Online registration: open

Poster Abstract submission form: closed

Deadline for Poster Abstract submission: 20 March 2024 5pm (GMT) - extended!

Notification of Poster Abstract outcome: 22 March 2024

Deadline for early bird registration: 1 April 2024

Final deadline for registration: 21 June 2024



Registration for the meeting can be made through our online portal. The early bird deadline is 1 April 2024.


Early Bird (deadline 1 April 2024)


Postdocs, Research Staff and Students


Principal Investigators


Standard Fees (from 2 April 2024)


Postdocs, Research Staff and Students


Principal Investigators


Publishing and Industry


The same fees apply for University of Cambridge staff and students attending this event. Please follow the instructions on the online portal to complete your registration and payment via the internal charging process.

This is a not-for-profit event. Any surplus will be transferred to future networking events.

Any cancellations before 21 June may be able to be reimbursed. Please contact

Deadline for registration: 21 June 2024



Posters will be available to view during the coffee break and lunch. Posters should be A0 in size and portrait in orientation. There are no printing facilities on site so please print the posters and bring them with you to the meeting.



Packed full of stunning architecture, history and extraordinary scientific discovery, Cambridge is a beautiful university town and the perfect base for our ‘Building and Rebuilding Complex Tissues’ meeting. 

The meeting will be taking place at Robinson College. Set in several acres of attractive wooded gardens yet only a few minutes' walk from the city centre and the famous "Backs", the College building is architecturally striking and highly functional.

The College is conveniently located within 2 miles of Junction 12 of M11 motorway and 1.9 miles from Cambridge train station. Transfer from London Stansted Airport is about 30-40 minutes. For directions and maps, please visit the College website

Robinson College Site Map

Address and contacts

Robinson College
Grange Road

Porters' Lodge Telephone: 01223 339100 (From abroad: +44 1223 339100)



Access and Resources

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

The auditorium is fitted with a Hearing Loop - users are advised to select "T" on their earpiece.

Free Wi-Fi access is available onsite.

There will be a parenting room onsite, for anyone needing a quiet space (e.g. breastfeeding, pumping, etc)



Cambridge has good transport links with direct trains from London, Birmingham and Stansted Airport. The M11, A14 and A1 motorways make Cambridge easy to access by car, however parking in the centre of the City is limited. There are plenty of park-and-ride options for those coming to the conference by car.  Full information on transport links to Cambridge can be found on the Visit Cambridge website.

For directions and maps, please visit the College website

Car Parking: There is no parking at the College but there is unrestricted on-road parking around the College.



A limited number of single rooms (standard plus) are available to book at Robinson College for 17th and 18th July. Availability is limited and rooms will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis. Please visit the College Accommodation portal to book directly with the college, using the promo code 49038.

Single room (standard plus), including buffet-style full English breakfast - £96/night

Bedrooms at Robinson College are designed to offer comfort and convenience to guests. They are thoughtfully furnished to provide a welcoming and functional space for your stay, and are equipped with standard amenities: Wi-Fi, desk space, en-suite bathrooms. Breakfast is included and is available in the Garden Restaurant until 9am.  

Robinson College Bed and Breakfast Accommodation


Sponsorship opportunities

We are inviting companies to participate in this meeting. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Mekayla Storer, Principal Investigator



Photography and video

During the event, photos and screenshots will be taken for the University of Cambridge for non-commercial educational and promotional purposes and these might be available to the public on all platforms, including online and social media.


Contact us

Should you have any queries regarding the Building and Rebuilding Complex Tissues Meeting 2024, then please do not hesitate to contact us:

This website will continue to be updated with new information as it becomes available.