Conference Organizers

Melanie Issigonis

Morgridge Institute for Research

Phillip Newmark

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jochen Rink

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Discussion Topics

  • Regeneration & stem cell regulation
  • The central nervous system
  • Parasitic flatworms
  • Regeneration & organogenesis
  • Patterning & polarity
  • Planarians to model human disease
  • Germ cells & reproductive biology
  • Evo Devo
  • Resources & tools


  • Early (discounted) registration deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Hotel reservation deadline: June 16, 2018 (Hotels) or June 28, 2018 (Sellery Hall)
  • Final registration deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Student/Postdoc travel award deadline: June 1, 2018


Discovery Building
330 N Orchard St
Madison, WI 53715
[Campus Map]

The conference will take place on the ground floor.

The organizers of the 2018 International Planarian Meeting wish to thank the following organizations for their generous support:


The Company of Biologists
PLOS Biology
Morgridge Institue for Research

About the Morgridge Institute for Research

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

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