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Conference Program

TERM STEM / FORECAST 2017


Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda
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.

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Antoniac Iulian - Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

Yasuhiko Tabata - Kyoto University, Japan

Clemens van Blitterswijk - Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Gilson Khang - Chonbuk National University, Korea

Utkan Demirci - Stanford University, US

Claudio Migliaresi - University of Trento, Italy

Antonella Motta - University of Trento, Italy

Willian Wagner - University of Pittsburgh, US

Julio San Roman – CSIC, Spain

 

    To be updated

 

 

Meeting Chairs

 

 

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.

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Ranieri Cancedda - University of Genoa, Italy

Suman Chakraborty - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Jean-Olivier Durand – University of Montpellier, France

Josep Samitier - Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain

Pietro Lio - University of Cambridge, UK

Paolo A. Netti - Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

 

    To be updated

 

Meeting Chairs

TERM STEM / FORECAST 2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Organization

 

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
emails: termstem2017@3bs.uminho.ptgene2skin@3bs.uminho.pt
URL: 3bs.uminho.pt | gene2skin.eu | forecast.3bs.pt