Complete Program and Abstractbook
The German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is the world’s oldest academy involved in natural sciences. It was founded in 1652 in the Free Imperial City of Schweinfurt. Since 1878, it has been seated in Halle. The Leopoldina was appointed Germany's National Academy of Sciences in 2008. The sections Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Stomatology of the Academy are organizing the Symposium „Regenerative Medicine“ with a focus on the „Eye, Ear & Face“.
The meeting was a two-day event (July 24th-26th, 2011) and provided an interdisciplinary platform for an interdisciplinary discussion in regenerative biology and regenerative medicine of neurosensory organs and the face. Basic scientists and clinicians interacted on how to translate basic science into potential novel approaches of clinical practice in the future. Prior to the meeting, an introductory seminar for young researchers in order to attract them to this growing research field was provided. As part of the funding the Leopoldina provided stipends for young researchers at the pre- and post-doctoral level to support travel expenses. There has been room for interaction between Faculty and young researchers.
Tübingen is situated south of Stuttgart, about 20-minute drive from the motorway (Autobahn) A8 and Stuttgart airport. With a population of 85,000 inhabitants, of which 27,000 are students, Tübingen is located in the Stuttgart region with a population of 2.5 million. The classical university city of Tübingen is surrounded by a beautiful country side.