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Functional Imaging for Regenerative Medicine Workshop


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in conjunction with the Multi Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) working group is sponsoring a topical workshop to identify imaging needs and challenges in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM).

A banner with the name of the meeting, FIRM, and the meeting dates, May 31 to June 1, 2012

Conference Overview

This workshop will identify areas of opportunity, and stimulate new collaborations and applications of cutting edge imaging methods in TERM. This will help to shape the future of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research. 

Session Topics will include:

  • Cellular Function in vitro: High Resolution Single Cell Imaging
  • Cellular Function in vivo: In Vivo Cell Imaging
  • Tissue Grafts: Macroscopic Imaging
  • Regnerating Whole Organs: Whole Body Imaging


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Foster cutting-edge imaging for application in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM). Toward this goal, the workshop will bring together the leaders from the TERM and imaging communities for cross-fertilization of ideas and practical approaches.


The workshop aims to accelerate development and adoption of advanced imaging methodologies and tools by identifying current needs of tissue engineers, from the molecular to the macroscopic scales, and consider approaches to meet those needs. The workshop will focus on functional, noninvasive methods appropriate for in vitro and in vivo TERM work.


Each TERM speaker will present work that highlights key needs that could be addressed by imaging. Each imaging speaker will highlight capabilities being developed that could meet the specific TERM needs.


Members of academia, industry, and government with interests in TERM, imaging, and especially the application of imaging methods in TERM.

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Click on a speaker's name for a PDF transcript of the presentation:

  1. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University
  2. Ralph Weissleder, Harvard University
  3. Chris Chen, University of Pennsylvania
  4. Ihor Lemischka, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  5. Rohit Bhargava, University of Illinois
  6. Derek Toomre, Yale University
  7. Elazer Edelman, MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  8. Robert Guldberg, The Georgia Institute of Technology
  9. Charles Lin, Harvard University
  10. Shay Soker, Wake Forest University
  11. Robert Tranquillo, University of Minnesota
  12. Joseph Wu, Stanford University
  13. Lihong Wang, Washington University in St. Louis
  14. Milica Radisic, University of Toronto
  15. Peter Zandstra, University of Toronto
  16. Matthias Nahrendorf, Harvard University
  17. Al Johnson, Duke University
  18. Farsh Guilak, Duke University
  19. David Kaplan, Tufts University
  20. Brett Bouma, Harvard University
  21. Samuel Wickline, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


Start Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
End Date: Friday, June 1, 2012
Location: NIST - Gaithersburg, MD
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop

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Conference Chairs

Marcus Cicerone, NIST
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University
Ralph Weissleder, Harvard University

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