McDonnell Initiative Showcased in Oslo, Norway

From July 7-12, 2019, group leaders in the McDonnell Initiative attended the biennial meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB), held in Oslo, Norway. The Initiative hosted two linked sessions: “Tracing regeneration” (Organizers: Kate MacCord & Lucie Laplane; Chair: Andrew Inkpen) and “Regeneration across the scales of complex living systems” (Organizer and Chair: Frederick R. Davis). Members of the Initiative, alongside other scholars studying regeneration, presented their research in these sessions. The titles of the McDonnell Initiative session talks appear below.

In addition to two sessions about regeneration, members of the Initiative presented their work in two other sessions. Andrew Inkpen organized the session, “Function and health and ecology, part II,” presenting a talk titled “Dysfunction and health in ecology”. McDonnell Initiative Scholar, Hanna Lucia Worliczek, presented a talk titled, “Entangling morphology and physiology: The trajectory of simple and complex systems of cultured cells in 1980’s research on cytoskeleton-environment interactions” in the session, “Revisiting organ culture: History, concepts, technologies, part II.”

In October 2018, the Initiative also hosted the ISHPSSB Off-Year Workshop, “Regeneration Across Complex Living Systems: From Regenerating Microbiomes to Ecosystems Resiliency,” at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

“Tracing Regeneration”
Organizers: Kate MacCord & Lucie Laplane
Chair: Andrew Inkpen, Brandon University
“Germ line regeneration in metazoans,” Kate MacCord, Marine Biological Laboratory; with B. Duygu Özpolat, Marine Biological Laboratory
“Comparing regeneration and steady state dynamics of hematopoietic stem cells: What is the data telling us?” Leïla Perié, Sorbonne Universités, France
“Stemness in homeostasis, regeneration, and cancer,” Lucie Laplane, IHPST, CNRS & Université Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne, France

“Regeneration across the scales of complex living systems”
Organizer & Chair: Frederick R. Davis
“How images shape the concept of regeneration in microbial communities,” Anna Clemencia Guerrero, Arizona State University
“Restoration, regeneration, and novel ecosystems,” Carlos Santana, University of Utah
“Implications of shifting baselines for species recovery and ecosystem regeneration,”
Frederick R. Davis, Purdue University
“Regeneration across the scales of complex living systems,” Jane Maienschein, Arizona State University & Marine Biological Laboratory

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