Founders

The Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Inc. (TERMIS) was founded by key leaders of the former European Tissue Engineering Society (ETES) and the Tissue Engineering Society International, Inc. (TESI).  In January 2005, the leaders of these two organizations had a vision to join the societies to form one global organization that would link researchers in the field worldwide.  The leaders of each society obtained approval by their membership to proceed with the merger.  TERMIS was officially announced during the last TESI conference that was conducted in Shanghai, China in October 2005.

OUR FOUNDERS

ETES (European Tissue Engineering Society)

Prof. Robert Brown (1952-2016) Prof. Jons Hilborn

 

TESI (Tissue Engineering Society International, Inc.)

Prof. Bob Nerem (1937 - 2020) Dr. Alan Russell

 

In August 2005, the leaders of the Asian-Pacific Societies met in Seoul, South Korea with Dr. Alan Russell and Prof. Jons Hilborn to discuss incorporating the Asian-Pacific Chapter in TERMIS.  The representatives from the Asian-Pacific countries present at that meeting were as follows:

 

Australia Geoffrey McKellar
Ann Collins
China (P.R.C.) Yilin Cao
Wei Liu
Japan Toshihiro Akaike
Teruo Okano
MInoru Ueda
South Korea Chong Su Cho
Hai Bang Lee
Shin Yong Moon
Gilson Khang
Malaysia Binti Haji Idrus Ruszymah
Aminuddin Bin Saim
Singapore Jan Thorsten Schantz
Chinese Taipei Ging-Ho Hsiue
Thailand Ahnon Bunyaratvej

 

To learn more about the formation of the Tissue Engineering Society (TES), the Tissue Engineering Society International (TESI), the European Tissue Engienering Society (ETES), please refer to the piece written by Dr. Charles A. Vacanti, The history of tissue engineering published in J.Cell. Mol. Med. Vol 10, No 3, 2006 pp. 569-576.