Conference Program

TERM STEM / FORECAST 2017

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

  • TO BE UPDATED

Organization

Meeting Chairs

 

 

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


 

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

Contacts

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

Tel: +351 253 510 900
Fax: +351 253 510 909
email: gene2skin@3bs.uminho.pt
URL: 3bs.uminho.pt | gene2skin.eu