Development is pleased to welcome submissions for an upcoming Special Issue on Organoids. This Special Issue aims to showcase the best research on the emerging field of in vitro organogenesis, and will be coordinated by our Guest Editor, Melissa Little.
Organoids can be defined as 3D self-organising structures derived from pluripotent or tissue stem cells that resemble their in vivo counterparts in terms of cell fate, organisation and function. The number of organs that can be modelled in vitro has grown dramatically in recent years and although this field is still in its infancy, many important discoveries have already been made. Organoid cultures provide the developmental biologist with a highly accessible system to study organogenesis, particularly in the human where in vivo experiments are not possible. Not only that, but they also hold the potential to serve as important models for understanding the molecular, cellular and developmental basis of disease, for drug development and testing and even as sources of tissue for regenerative therapies.
As the leading journal focussed on advances in developmental biology and stem cells, Development is the natural home for papers developing or using organoid systems. For this Special Issue, scheduled for publication in early 2017, we invite you to showcase your breakthrough research on organoids. This Special Issue will be widely marketed and will be distributed at relevant conferences worldwide, providing prominent exposure for your work. We encourage submissions of Research Articles and Reports, and Techniques and Resources papers. Articles must be received by 15th August 2016 for consideration for the Special Issue*. Please refer to our author guidelines for information on preparing your manuscript for Development, and submit your manuscript via our online submission system. Please highlight that your submission is to be considered for the Special Issue in your cover letter. For any queries about the Special Issue, or for any presubmission enquiries, please contact email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Please note that not all articles accepted for publication will be included in the Special Issue and may instead be published in earlier or later issues of the journal.
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Find out more about Development’s interest in organoid research
Read our recent Review “Modeling mouse and human development using organoid cultures” by Meritxell Huch and Boo-Kyoung Koo.
Watch Juergen Knoblich chat with Development about organoids in this video.