CIGB     cyto17 Inteernational Meetings

General Info

The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) is pleased to announce the 1st International Symposium on Cytoprotection “Cytoprotection 2017”.

This in-Cuba wound healing basic science meeting could be the first of a long series of events that aspire to join the efforts of Cuban, American and elsewhere scientists, and clinicians devoted to the science of healing wounds from all the perspectives of the specialty. We are committed with our efforts to turn this meeting in a unique opportunity to set the grounds for join, intense collaborative research efforts, with the aim to contribute to the health and quality-of-life of our peoples.  With this meeting we expect to join under the same and single roof, people with inspiration and creativity in an informal and friendly environment. 

The medical and scientific community has a long way head on what to learn from the complex / chronic wounds. Beyond that, although the skin and the underlying tissues are mostly compromised, the soluble messages released to trigger a systemic alarm signal, as a pathway for a crosstalk network among the system organs demands further understanding.  The wound establishes a reciprocal, dynamic and bidirectional informative outflow with the host, so that the host shapes the wound biology as the wound impacts on the host destiny.

We would love to enrich these three days with open, informal and rewarding discussions on the following areas.

        I.            Basic cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the wound healing events.

A.      Local tissue damage signals.

B.      Remote alarm and response signals.

C.      Fibroblasts and Myofibroblasts in granulation tissue onset.

D.      Myofibroblasts and wound contraction.

E.       Mechanisms involved in keratinocyte migration, polarization and terminal differentiation.

F.       Stem cells contribution to wound healing.


      II.            Biology of chronic wounds, including pressure and diabetic foot ulcers.

A.      Molecular fundamentals and mechanisms of wound chronification.

B.      Re-epithelialization failure in chronic wounds.

C.      Granulation tissue biology. Granulation reluctance.

D.      Molecular aspects of hypoxia to the healing process.

E.       Systemic impact of chronic wounds in the organisms’ homeostasis.  From inflammation to catabolism.

F.       Diabetic bone marrow. Diabetic mobilopathy.


Cytoprotection 2017 will be held from June 25th-28th, 2017 at the Memories Miramar, Havana, Cuba.

Information on these and other International Meetings organized by the CIGB Direction of Biomedical Research for 2017 can be found can be found here.
Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba
address 31 Ave e/ 158 and 190, Cubanacan, Playa, Havana 10600, Cuba
phone (53-7) 250 4559
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