EU Logo The projects GENE2SKIN, under the Grant Agreement Number 692221 and CHEM2NATURE, under the Grant Agreement Number 692333 have received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

Summer School GENE2SKIN

Dowload Gene2Skin PROGRAM250.95 KB

Summer School CHEM2NATURE

Download Draft Program265.84 KB

Summer School GENE2SKIN

“Biomaterials and molecular mechanisms in the context of Skin Regeneration”

Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda, Porto, Portugal
06-08 JUNE 2018

The 3B´s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics from the University of Minho, Portugal ( is organizing a Summer School in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project  Gene2Skin - Roadmap for advanced genetic engineering-based skin therapies. A panel composed of lecturers hailing from Biomaterials and Skin Molecular Mechanisms will provide a strong scientific program and a unique opportunity of direct interaction with students. Furthermore, several educational activities are planned in order to reinforce students’ various skills, covering several areas such as scientific communication, networking, results dissemination and publishing in a relaxed environment. The event will be held in the beautiful city of Porto, elected the 2017 European Best Destination by European voters, from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018.



Scientific Communication – Best Poster Competition; “My PhD in a Picture Contest”
Networking –
Meet-the-mentor activities
PhD journey –
Recent experiences in the PhD finishing line
Results dissemination and publishing –
Debate with some of the most relevant publishers in the field


John Connelly, Queen Mary, University London, UK
Christophe Marquette, Université Lyon, France
Leah Webster, Wiley
Marina Soares e Silva, Elsevier

Desmond J. Tobin, Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford, UK
Joke Bouwstra, Leiden University, The Netherlands




Challenges in skin wound healing   Skin Tissue Engineering   Artificial 3D skin microenvironments




Meeting Chairs

Summer School CHEM2NATURE 2018

Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda
Porto, Portugal
03-06 JUNE 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 CHEM2NATURE Third School will be the third forum of discussion in the following topics: 1) Supramolecular systems for biomedical applications; 2) Natural-based biomaterials; 3) 3D tissue models; 4) Drug-delivery systems; 5) Stem cells therapies; among others.

The School is entitled “Multifunctional biomedical devices” and will join World leading experts in the field, who will present their most recent and relevant achievements.



Giuseppe Battaglia - University College of London, UK

Michiya Matsusaki - Osaka University, JAPAN

Maria J. Vicent - Centro de Investigación Principe Felipe,  SPAIN

Cecília Roque -  Nova University,  PORTUGAL

Thomas Scheibel - University of Bayreuth, GERMANY

Dave Adams - University of Glasgow, UK

Paolo De Coppi - University College London, UK

Changyou Gao - Zhejiang University, CHINA

Zhengwei Mao - Zhejiang University, CHINA

Gilson Khang - Chonbuk National University, SOUTH KOREA

João Borges - Universidade de Aveiro, PORTUGAL

Chan Hum Park - Nano-Bio Regenerative Medical Institute, Hallym University, SOUTH KOREA





Meeting Chairs




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
URL: | |