Stem cell differentiation, transdifferentiation and reprogramming
Prof. Guanghui Liu (Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Ye-Guang Chen (School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University)
A thematic series in Cell Regeneration.
Stem cells harbor the potentials of self-renewal and differentiation towards a variety of somatic cells, providing translational possibilities for regenerative medicine. Meanwhile, transdifferentiation between distinct cell types and reprogramming of somatic cells to induced pluripotent stem cells can obtain multiple types of stem cell models, facilitating the study of life sciences and biomedicine. Therefore, a better understanding of stem cell development and cell fate decision will provide insights for investigating materials and strategies for regenerative medicine.
To advance basic biological research and translational medicine application on stem cells, Cell Regeneration is inviting submissions to its upcoming special issue on “Stem Cell Differentiation, Transdifferentiation, and Reprogramming”.
We encourage original Research, Method, and Review submissions, including (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Molecular mechanisms and novel approaches in stem cell differentiation, transdifferentiation, and reprogramming
- Stem cell homeostasis and function
- Stem cell-derived organoids
- Disease modeling and drug discovery
- Stem cell-based interventions, therapies, and ethical considerations