We are part of the ANR "Laboratoire d'Excellence" programme (2011 - 2021) with research activity on stem cells in regenerative biology and medicine. Our aim is to advance fundamental and applied research on stem cell biology.
Major advancements in stem cell biology have paved the way for concerted research activities on the fundamental biology of stem cells and their applications in the clinic. The medical potential of stem cells will require the development of, and reinforcement of, studies ranging from those in vivousing a variety of model organisms, to cell-based therapies in the clinic. The principal objective of Revive is to unite academic and industrial Partners to consolidate and facilitate research on stem cells in the context of fundamental biology, disease, regenerative medicine and ageing.
One central issue in regenerative medicine and the therapeutic uses of stem cells concerns the proper characterisation of stem cells in different tissues and organisms. Research activities based on identifying and maintaining robust stem cell activity are ongoing in the Reviveconsortium. Research activities are also centered on cellular reprogramming and the generation of induced pluripotent cells from patient derived material to address the underlying causes of a variety of diseases. These and other efforts aim to ensure the proper use and application of stem cells in the context of human health.