Achilles Conference

First Achilles Conference Program

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First Achilles Conference

Molecular and biological mechanisms of tendon homeostasis and repair
Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda (FACM), Porto, Portugal
08 | 10 July 2019

This conference is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project ACHILLES: Overcoming specific weaknesses in tendon biology to design advanced regenerative therapies. In the framework of this project, a series of International Conferences will be organized in the upcoming years. The First Achilles Conference will focus on Molecular and biological mechanisms of tendon homeostasis and repair. The event is organized to promote a close interaction between highly skilled experts in the field with students and young researchers interested in key aspects of tendon development, disease and regeneration.


Elazar Zelzer- Weizmann Institute of Science, ISRAEL
Christopher Evans - MAYO CLINIC, USA
Delphine Duprez - Sorbonne Universités, FRANCE
Andreas Traweger - Paracelsus Medical University, AUSTRIA
Neal Millar - University of Glasgow, UK
Catherine Kuo - University of Rochester, USA
Britt Wilderman - University of Jena, GERMANY
Elizabeth Rosado Balmayor - MAYO CLINIC, USA
Stavros Thomopoulos - Columbia University, USA
Helen Birch - University College London, UK
Alayna Loiselle - University of Rochester,  USA
Denitsa Docheva - University Hospital Regensburg, GERMANY 


Musculoskeletal development - Mechanisms of tendon homeostasis and repair - Tendon mechanobiology - Molecular changes in tendon aging - Tendon pathologies - Inflammation in tendinopathies
Tissue development, pathology and regeneration - Wound healing and inflammation - Biomarkers and in vitro models of tissue physiopathology - In vivo models of tissue repair - Stem cells in tissue engineering and regeneration


Meeting Chairs


3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
A member of PT Government Associate Laboratory ICVS/3B’s


Achilles and FoReCaST,
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
emails: termstem@3bs.uminho.ptachilles@i3bs.uminho.ptforecast
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First Achilles Conference

“Molecular and biological mechanisms of tendon homeostasis and repair”

08-10 July | Porto |Portugal


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Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda (FACM), Porto, Portugal
Av. da Boavista 4245,
4100-140 Porto
GPS: 41.1648275, -8.6735561
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