Medicine by Design supports scientific discussion groups that disseminate knowledge across laboratories, departments and institutions and create new connections across the community.

Discussion groups are open to investigators, trainees and staff at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals. Registration is required. The following discussion groups are currently meeting:

Myogenesis Discussion Group

The study of myology (skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle structure, function and development) has wide-ranging importance in the field of regenerative medicine. Skeletal muscle is the most abundant tissue in the human body and cardiac muscle is required to circulate blood throughout it. Furthermore, smooth muscle is present in the walls of hollow organs and the vasculature system, making these tissues critical for normal physiological function. The goal of this discussion group is to explore models of development, disease and regeneration in muscle tissues, as well as potential therapeutic approaches. Within this, we aim to discuss novel techniques to quantitatively measure all aspects of myology and the challenges associated with developing representative models for these complex tissues.

To join this group, please contact Louise Moyle.

Past Discussion Groups

Medicine by Design has supported the following Scientific Discussion Groups:

  • Computational Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Organoids

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