Organoids as models for development (or cell fate determination) and diseases
Dr. Ye-Guang Chen (School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, China)
Dr. Lijian Hui (CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, China)
A thematic series in Cell Regeneration.
Organoids are cultured cellular structures that consist of the major cell types of a tissue including tissue stem cells and other differentiated cells, resemble the basic features and possess the functions of the tissue. They can be derived directly from isolated organs or differentiated from embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells. Therefore, organoids are great models for investigation of organ formation and regeneration, organ homeostasis, human development and disease mechanisms as well as for drug discovery and sensitivity test, having great potentials in personalized medicine.
To highlight recent progress on organoids research, Cell Regeneration is inviting submissions to its upcoming special issue on “Organoids as models for development (or cell fate determination) and diseases”.
We will especially welcome Research, Method and Review submissions, including (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Novel organoid culture methods
- Organoids to assess developmental processes and tissue homeostasis
- Organoids and tissue complexity
- Polarity and maturation in organoids
- Inherited and acquired diseases using organoid models
- Cancer organoids
- Organoids and personalized medicine
- 3D printing of tissues and their utilization
- Microfluidic devices and stem cell-derived tissues
The Editor-in-Chief of Cell Regeneration will review all submissions prior to peer review and may reject any of them that do not fit the scope of the journal or do not meet the journal's standards for peer review. All articles of Thematic Series will undergo full, independent peer review, in line with the journal's ethical and editorial policies. There is no guarantee of acceptance, even for commissioned or invited papers. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief has a final authority on editorial content.