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The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School

“Skin Tissue disorders and advanced TE/genetic-based treatment strategies”

Hotel Vincci, Porto, Portugal
13-14 NOVEMBER 2017

The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project GENE2SKIN: Roadmap for advanced genetic engineering-based skin therapies. It aims at providing young researchers a learning experience regarding the molecular mechanisms involved in skin physiology and pahtophysiology and potential gene-based therapies for the treatment of several skin diseases. To achieve this, a panel composed of lecturers from key areas, namely clinicians, patients associations, clinical researchers and industry, will be assembled and will interact with the students in various activities covering subjects from Scientific Paper and Grant writing to innovation and entrepreneurship.

GENE2SKIN Confirmed Keynote Speakers so far

- Fernando Larcher -  University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

- Alberto Piaggesi - University of Pisa, Italy

- Carla Couto -   DEBRA PT, Portugal

- Alberto Mota - University of Porto, Portugal

- Manuel Portela – President of the Portuguese Society of Podiatry, CESPU, Portugal                           

- Teresa Odorisio - IDI-IRCCS, Italy

- Veronique del Marmol - Cliniques Universitaires de Bruxelles, Belgium

- GenoSkin, Toulouse, France 

- Aurealis Pharma, Basel, Switzerland/ Kuopio, Finland

- Organogenesis Inc, USA




Hotel Vincci, Porto, Portugal

15-17 NOVEMBER 2017

TERM STEM comprises a series of annual conferences organized by 3B’s Research Group and supported by the Northern Portugal Regional Development Authority. This Conference Series intends to provide and establish an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the fields of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells. We are very excited by the program of the 2017 edition of TERMSTEM that will join a strong slate of world scientific leaders to showcase and discuss the latest research on the interplay between biomaterial structures and surfaces, morphogens and stem cells to modulate tissue regeneration. This edition will also feature foundational contributions in the emergent topic of organs on a chip and microfluidic supporting devices and its current industrial perspectives.


The majority of the in vitro models only involve a single tumour cell population, which represents a small fraction of the tumour development and integrative cell network. Therefore, a new dimension in cancer research has to be developed: the 3D microenvironment. Thus, the FoReCaST project intend to create in vitro 3D cancer study models, which will copycat the complexity and hierarchically organization of natural ECM of tumour cells found in vivo. In this context, 3B’s-UMINHO will strategically use the knowledge gained during the last ~20years in the fields of biomaterials sciences and tissue engineering, and five new complementary research topics are being implemented to consolidate this new research topic within the following topics (Fig.1):

  • RL1 - Metabolic glycoengineering for tumour imaging;
  • RL2 - Bioinformatics;
  • RL3 - Cell engineering;
  • RL4 - Nanotechnologies
  • RL5 - Cell signalling


Figure 1:Integration of ERA Chairs research domain in the scientific strategy of 3B’s-UMINHO towards the consolidation of cancer research.


TERM STEM / FORECAST 2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers



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 Term Stem / ForeCast 2017,
3B's Research Group,
Department of Polymer Engineering,
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

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