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Cutting-edge basic and translational research in skin-related diseases and disorder

Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal 
23-24 OCTOBER 2018

The 3B´s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables & Biomimetics from the University of Minho, Portugal ( is organizing the Final GENE2SKIN Conference that will occur between the 23rd and the 24th of October, 2018, and will be themed Cutting-edge basic and translational research in skin-related diseases and disorders. This conference is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project GENE2SKIN: Roadmap for advanced genetic engineering-based skin therapies and aims at promoting the interaction of highly skilled experts in this area, counting also with short presentations from young researchers. Furthermore, as the closing event of the project, the conference will encompass the presentation of the main outcomes of the project that will be discussed and evaluated in light of the initial expectations. The event will be held in the UNESCO-protected World Heritage city of Guimarães, Northern Portugal.



Adriana Sanchez-Danes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Alexandra P. Marques,
University of Minho, Portugal
Alexander Nyström,
University of Freiburg, Germany
Ardeshir Bayat,
University of Manchester, UK
Christian Pellevoisin,
Episkin, France
Fergal O'Brien,
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Lucie Germain, l’Université Laval, Canada
Manuela Martins-Green, 
University of California, USA



Skin Wound Healing Epithelial cancer cells Hair follicle Biology and Regeneration Potential Skin Tissue Engineering Skin 3D models Skin vascularization strategies Cutaneous Scarring Skin Genodermatoses Skin Clinical Research




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“Multifunctional Biomaterials Inspired by Nature”

Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal 
25-26 OCTOBER 2018

This event is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project CHEM2NATURE: Enabling precision chemical methodologies applied to natural-based systems for the development of multifunctional biomedical devices. This project comprises a series of events related with the development of natural-based biomedical devices.

The International Conference on “Multifunctional Biomaterials Inspired by Nature” will be a forum of discussion on the following topics: 1) Supramolecular systems; 2) Cell-ECM interactions; 3) Pathological protein aggregation; 4) Drug-delivery systems; 5) Top-Down Fabrication methodologies; 6) Modulating cell behaviour using mechanical stimuli; among others.

The Conference will join World leading experts in the field, who will present their most recent and relevant achievements.



Thomas M. Hermans, University of Strasbourg, France
Bing Xu, Brandeis University, USA
Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, University of Glasgow, UK
Tuomas Knowles, University of Cambridge, UK
Helena S. Azevedo, Queen Mary College University of London, UK
Paul S. Weiss, University of California, USA
Matthew J. Webber, University of Notre Dame, USA
Honggang Cui, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Jan van Esch, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Ehud Gazit, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Anthony Day, University of Manchester, UK
Viola Vogel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Il Keun Kwon, Kyung Hee University, South Korea 




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Organized by
3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal


A member of PT Government Associate Laboratory ICVS/3B’s


Gene2Skin and Chem2Nature,
3B's Research Group,
I3Bs - Research Institute on Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics of University of Minho,
University of Minho,

Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine,

Avepark - Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia
Zona Industrial da Gandra
4805-017 Barco GMR - Portugal

Tel: +351 253 510 900
Fax: +351 253 510 909
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