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Pushkar Ramesh receives ETRS Annual Meeting best poster award

Pushkar Ramesh, PhD student in the Junior Research Group: “Cellular Therapeutics in Chronic Lung Disease” (Rinkevich Lab) at the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease and Comprehensive Pneumology Center, ranked first at the distinguished poster award competition at the Annual Scientific Meeting from the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS).

Pushkar Ramesh presented the award winning poster on the subject “Scar formation is driven by N-Cadherin dependent collective fibroblast migration”. By applying deep tissue multi-photon imaging on fibroblast lineage specific transgenic murine dermal explants, they were able to computationally trace live cellular dynamics and tissue contractions during scarring at an unprecedented detail. Further, they identified N-Cadherin as the adhesion molecule responsible for collective fibroblast migration.

The ETRS Annual Scientific Meeting took place in September 11 – 13, 2019 at the Isarforum Munich and was dedicated to the topic “Tissue regeneration – from basic science to clinical translation”. Leading scientists and clinicians in the field of fibrosis, wound healing, stem cells and regeneration got together and presented their latest achievements in these areas. The aim of the meeting was to promote the knowledge in the field of wound healing and tissue repair and to share it amongst scientists, healthcare professionals and industry.

“The European Tissue Repair Society is a non-profit making organization founded in 1988 that aims to promote knowledge and interchange between scientists, healthcare professionals, industry and other individuals that have an interest in tissue repair of all organs. The Society has an annual meeting and a number of focus meetings each year concentrating on different aspects of tissue repair, ranging from basic science to clinical aspects of healing.”

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