Final Achilles Conference

Tendon Regeneration: a throwback to the lessons learned and prospects to the future.
Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal
25 | 27 May 2022

The 3B´s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables & Biomimetics from University of Minho, Portugal, is coordinating a TWINNING H2020 European project (ACHILLES: focused on overcoming specific weaknesses in tendon biology to advance the design of advanced regenerative therapies. In the framework of this project, we have organized a series of three international conferences/workshops, in the recent years, with outstanding feedback from the participants. 

The Final Achilles Conference will focus on  recent findings and advances and prospects to the future in tendon regeneration will take place in Guimarães, Portugal, from the 25th to the 27th of May 2022. 

The Final Achilles Conference will also wrap up the key results and activities implemented during the project, including oral and poster presentations, networking sessions and round table discussions.  The event is organized for students, young researchers, and leading international experts interested in key aspects of tendon biology and recent therapies for tendon injuries treatment. 

The Final Achilles Conference is being planned to be held as a in person event following all the recommendations and guidelines from the National and European Health authorities, enabling the safe exchange of ideas and scientific results.



Denitsa Docheva – Würzburg University, GERMANY
Andreas Traweger - Paracelsus Medical Univ, AUSTRIA
Nathaniel Dyment - University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kirsten Legerlotz - University of Berlin, GERMANY
Nicholas Forsyth – Keele University, UK
Manuel Gomez-Florit - Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands, SPAIN
Hazel Screen – Queen Mary University of London, UK
Jess Gerrit Snedeker - ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Sebastian Müller - Basel Universitätsspital, SWITZERLAND  

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EU Logo The ACHILLES project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement Number 810850. This website reflects only the author's view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


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20 | 22 September 2023 | Guimarães | Portugal


Centro Cultural Vila Flor (CCVF),
Av. D. Afonso Henriques, 701 
4810-431 Guimarães
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